Fact Sheet

Latino children are nearly twice as likely to lack access to sufficient nutritious food as non-Latino white children. Photo: Bread for the World

Hunger and Poverty in the Latino Community

September 15, 2017

This fact sheet looks at the prevalence of hunger and poverty in the United States among Latinos. This is one...

Informe 2016, en cifras

December 3, 2015

Cada año desde el 2008, el número de personas que padecen inseguridad alimentaria en los Estados Unidos se ha mantenido entre 48 y 50 millones, lo que supone aproximadamente 1 de cada 6 personas en el país. 

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The 2016 Hunger Report by the Numbers

December 3, 2015

Each year since 2008, the number of food-insecure people in the United States has hovered between 48 million and 50 million, approximately one in six people in the country.

Food insecurity increases, by nearly...

Hunger by the Numbers (2016)

September 12, 2016

Produced in September 2016

This fact sheet summarizes the state of hunger in the United States. It is based on 2015 figures (the latest available) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for hunger security in...

Congressional Scorecard for 113th Congress

August 20, 2015

Voting Record for the 113th Congress

Shows how senators and representatives voted on legislation that would impact hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. Specifically, this report...

Food for Peace Reform Act bill analysis

August 18, 2015

The Food for Peace Reform Act (S 525) offers an opportunity to reform the federal government’s food-aid programs so that funds are used more efficiently and reach millions more people each year — at no additional...

Photo by Rick Reinhard

Churches and Hunger fact sheet

August 18, 2015

This fact sheet presents the argument that charity alone can’t feed everyone who’s hungry and the importance of government-provided assistance.

Churches, food banks, and private food charities have all been...

Fact Sheet: Get the Facts About SNAP

March 3, 2017

Fact sheet about SNAP — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps). 

Provides...

Close the Child Hunger Gap: Support the Summer Meals Act

July 31, 2015

Support the Summer Meals Act of 2015 (S.613/H.R. 1728)

Summer meal programs connect low-income children with meals during the summer months. Still, for every 6 low-income children who get a...

Close the Child Hunger Gap: Support the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act

July 31, 2015

Support the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 (S. 1539/H.R. 2715)

Summer meal programs connect low-income children with meals during the summer months. Still, for every 6 low-income ...

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.

  • Mass Incarceration: A Major Cause of Hunger

    Mass incarceration has far-reaching effects in the United States. It poses a significant barrier to ending U.S. hunger and poverty by 2030—a goal the United States adopted in 2015. But the connection is not always obvious.

  • Advancing Nutrition through Food Aid Reform

    The United States has long been a global leader in responding to humanitarian emergencies. Food assistance that includes nutritious food for pregnant women and young children is both a life-and-death matter for individuals and an economic imperative for countries.

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

  • 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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  • 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...

  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

    Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

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