Fact Sheet

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...

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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

April 30, 2018

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) served more than 41 million Americans in 2017 (as of December 2017). Enrollment in the program almost doubled in the wake of the recession...

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 ...

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
  • ...

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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Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

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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