Fact Sheet

U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

November 5, 2018

These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. ...

Sharmila Chaudhari feeds her daughter Sanjana, 19 months, at the Nutrition Rehabilitation Home in Dhangadhi, Nepal. Photo: Laura Pohl / Bread for the World

Fact Sheet: Fortified for Life. How the U.S. Government Supports Global Nutrition.

December 7, 2018

Good nutrition is a critical part of ensuring that all human beings can use their bodies and minds to live an active life and reach their full potential.

Guatemalan children. Photo by Joseph Molieri / Bread for the World

Fact sheet: Why are families leaving Central America?

November 26, 2018

People who make the decision to leave home and come to the United States generally have few other options. Factors beyond their control have made their circumstances too hungry and violent for them to...

Indigenous communities have some of the highest hunger rates in the United States. Credit: iStock

Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in the Indigenous Community

October 1, 2018

Indigenous communities have some of the highest hunger rates in the United States. As a group, one in four Native Americans and Alaskan Natives are food insecure, defined as not having regular, ...

The Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity and provide food assistance to hungry people. Photo: Bread for the World

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

June 1, 2018

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...

The Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity and provide food assistance to hungry people. Photo: Bread for the World

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

June 1, 2018

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...

The Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity and provide food assistance. Photo: Bread for the World

The Impacts of Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Cuts on the African-American Community

May 15, 2018

The Trump administration and Congress are proposing cuts that would hit the African-American community particularly hard.

 In rural Zambia USAID programs in paternship with the Zambian government is helping equip villagers with the knowledge of proper nutrients. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Feed the Future

April 23, 2018

Feed the Future, launched in 2010, grew out of the U.S. response, led by President George W. Bush, to the 2007-2008 global food price crisis. Prices of basic foods doubled or tripled in some countries and pushed an...

We urge Congress to embrace smarter immigration and border enforcement policy. Photo: Jeffrey Austin

Política fronteriza: abordando las causas fundamentales del hambre y la pobreza

January 9, 2018

Immigration is a hunger issue on both sides of the border. We call on Congress to take a comprehensive approach to immigration reform.

Almost 50 percent of all black children younger than 6 live in poverty. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in the African American Community

September 30, 2018

While hunger declined from 2017 for the general U.S. population, African Americans experienced a one percent increase, an increase of 153,000 African American households. This fact sheet explores the issue in depth...

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For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

For Advocacy

  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Fact Sheet: Hunger by the Numbers

    In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.

  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

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