Fact Sheet

Infographic shows the 10 states with the highest rates of hunger and poverty. Infographic by Doug Puller / Bread for the World

State Fact Sheets and Infographics

March 1, 2017

A one-page fact sheet for each state plus Washington, D.C., providing these indicators of hunger and poverty: the proportion of households in the state that struggle to put food on the table, the percentage...

2016 Offering of Letters main booklet (background on topic)

February 17, 2016

Part of the 2016 Offering of Letters: Survive and Thrive

Background on this year's topic and tools to help you explain it

Table of contents

  • An Invitation: Use Your Influence
  • ...
Graphic by Doug Puller/Bread for the World

2016 Elections Survey Handout and Graphics

February 3, 2016

Bread for the World commissioned The Mellman Group and Eleison LLC to survey 1,000 voters on the issue of hunger and the 2016 elections. This fact sheet provides the main findings of that survey, and the memes (...

El Hambre y la Pobreza en la Comunidad Hispana

October 24, 2016

Esta ficha informativa resume el estado del hambre en la comunidad hispana de los Estados Unidos. Se basa en las cifras del 2014 (último año con información completa disponible) de la Oficina del Censo de los Estados...

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...

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Feed the Future

    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 additional 150 million people into hunger and malnutrition.

  • 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. 

  • Hunger and Poverty in the African-American Community

    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.

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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  • 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. 

  • 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...

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

The Jobs Challenge

April 10, 2018

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