Fact Sheet

2015 Offering of Letters main booklet (background on topic)

July 17, 2015

Part of the 2015 Offering of Letters: Feed Our Children

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

Table of contents

  • An Invitation (letter of introduction from Bread's
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Hunger and Poverty in the African-American Community

February 7, 2017

Basic statistics and brief explanations of the causes of hunger and poverty among African-Americans.

African-Americans are more likely to be food-insecure and live in poverty than other...

Hunger and Mass Incarceration

July 16, 2015

In this fact sheet, Bread presents its argument for mass incarceration as a hunger issue. It includes an examination of how incarceration causes hunger and presents the reasons Bread is working for reform of the U.S...

Budget Reconciliation 101

May 5, 2017

Budget reconciliation is a legislative budget procedure that enables Congress to make sweeping changes to taxes and entitlement programs (like SNAP — formerly known as food stamps — Medicaid, and Medicare).

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Immigration, Hunger, and Opportunity

July 16, 2015

Bread presents its argument for immigration reform as a hunger issue. Examination of how hunger and immigration are related.

Through the federal budget process, Congress can make funding decisions that put us on track to end hunger and poverty. Infographic by Doug Puller / Bread for the World

Budget 101

May 5, 2017

Through the federal budget process, Congress can make funding decisions that put us on track to end hunger and poverty. Regardless of which political party controls Congress or the White House, our elected leaders...

African Growth and Opportunity Act

July 16, 2015

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) offers tangible incentives for African countries to continue to open their economies and build free markets for trade with the U.S.

Facts on Hunger and Poverty in the United States and Internationally

February 1, 2016

Did you know? 

More than 48 million Americans lived in households that struggled to put food on the table in 2014 (latest figure available) and 1 in 5 children live at risk of hunger. Worldwide...

Fact Sheet: The Consequences of Sequestration and Tight Budget Caps

July 15, 2015

Sequestration refers to broad cuts to the federal government’s budget triggered by the Budget Control Act of 2011. These cuts are on top of already tight spending limits and years of cuts to programs serving poor and...

2015 Hunger Report Data Tables

July 6, 2015

The 2015 Hunger Report data tables give readers easy access to current and comprehensive statistics on hunger and poverty, and the status of human development more broadly. Tables are divided between U.S. and global...

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

From the Blog