Fact Sheet

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...

Poverty-Focused Development Assistance (PFDA) 101

July 6, 2015

Bread for the World monitors a number of accounts within the overall International Affairs Budget (called the 150 Account) of the federal government’s budget. These accounts fund programs that touch on hunger and...

Hunger & Poverty Among African-American Children

July 6, 2015

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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

  • 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...

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

April 10, 2018

The Jobs Challenge

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