Leadership

  • Adlai Amor is director of communications and marketing. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Adlai Amor

    Director of Communications and Marketing

    Adlai leads Bread’s work to communicate with Bread’s membership and the broader public through media relations, publications, and the web. Adlai began his career as a journalist in the Philippines, where he was born.

  • Bread for the World president Rev. David Beckmann. Bread for the World photo
    Board of Directors, Leadership

    David Beckmann

    President

    Rev. David Beckmann leads large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger.

  • Asma Lateef is director of Bread for the World institute. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Institute, Leadership

    Asma Lateef

    Director

    Asma oversees the Institute’s research, analysis, and education on policy issues related to U.S. and global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.

  • Jim Lund is Vice President for Development and Membershsip. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Leadership

    James Lund

    Vice President for Development and Membership

    Jim leads organization-wide efforts to expand Bread membership and its member services and leads organizational fundraising. He formerly served as vice president for charitable giving at Catholic Relief Services.

  • Eric Mitchell is the director of government relations. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Eric Mitchell

    Director of Government Relations

    Eric leads the work in developing and articulating Bread’s positions on policy, legislative goals, and lobbying strategies for achieving its goals with Congress and the administration.

  • Nancy Rhodes is vice president of finance and administration.
    Leadership

    Nancy Rhodes

    Vice President for Finance and Administration

    Nancy heads the finance and administration departments, which include the work areas of program planning, financial management, board relations, personnel, office management, and computer technology.

  • Michele Sumilas is Managing Director of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Michele Sumilas

    Managing Director

    Michele manages the daily operations of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute and assists the president in directing their overall strategies.

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • The Nourishing Effect

    Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

  • The Impacts of Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Cuts on the Latino Community

    To end hunger and poverty in the United States by 2030, our country needs to support a budget that improves the lives of men, women, and children. Unfortunately, the Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity or provide food...

  • The Dream Act of 2017 (S. 1615 & H.R. 3440)

    Overview

    The United States is a nation of immigrants. Throughout its history, people have moved here from all over the world and have contributed to their communities and our national life. Today, as in the past, immigrants are also creating prosperity for this nation. 

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For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.

    Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.

  • Bread Newsletter January 2016

    In this issue: Another Great Year for Bread; Catholics Begin Observance of Holy Year of Mercy; Serving on ‘God’s Wave Length’ for 39 Years; and more.
     

  • Interfaith Religious Leaders’ Pledge to End Hunger

    A wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.

    We are deeply pleased...

For Advocacy

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.

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  • The State of Black Poverty: A Pan-African Millennial Perspective on Ending Hunger by 2030

    Over the past year and a half, about two-dozen young adults from the United States and countries in Africa and the Caribbean, have gathered virtually and in person to reflect on the effects of hunger and poverty in black communities. The working group has been considering socio-political and...

  • Fact Sheet: The Hunger-Medicaid Connection

    Congress is considering proposals that would jeopardize healthcare coverage for millions of poor and near-poor adults and children. 

    Legislation under consideration in the House and Senate would gut...