Elections Resources

July 15, 2015

Elections Resources in English

Elections Matter handbook
A guide for engaging with candidates and raising awareness of hunger issues

10 Ways Christians Can Help End Hunger During Elections
Ideas for using your church and your faith to help end hunger during elections

Effectively Using Public Meetings to Engage with Congressional Candidates
Town hall meetings are excellent venues to ask potential office holders questions about policies to end hunger

The Bible and Elections
A brief examination of the biblical approach to voting and participating in elections and the democratic process in the United States. Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.

Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets
What is the prevalence of hunger in your state? One-page fact sheets for each state (plus Washington, D.C.) that are ideal for printing out and distributing at public campaign events (such as at an information table at a town hall meeting) so voters can understand the scope of the problem close to home.

Bread for the World’s 2016 Elections Survey
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 shows that voters believe that hunger is an issue the U.S. government should address.

Recursos en Español

Manual: Las Elecciones Son Importantes
Una guía comprensiva para hablar con los candidatos y sensibilizar la política del hambre.

10 Maneras que los Cristianos Pueden Ayudar a Erradicar el Hambre Durante las Elecciones
Descubre las maneras que pueden utilizar su iglesia y su fe para terminar el hambre durante las elecciones.

Additional Resources on Carrying out Advocacy

Advocacy 101: Making a Difference in Congress
Explains the federal legislative process and how citizens can get involved

Guía de Acción Cívica
Explica el proceso federal legislativo, y cómo pueden participar los ciudadanos.

The Biblical Basis for Advocacy to End Hunger
This booklet presents the broad themes from the Bible that guide our work

La Base Bíblica
Este folleto presenta los temas generales de Biblia que guían nuestro trabajo.

Influencing the Media
Tips for generating local media attention about hunger issues

Topic: Election
Focus: Advocacy

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • The 2016 Hunger Report by the Numbers

    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 50 percent, a person’s chances of becoming a high-cost user of healthcare...

  • Informe 2016, en cifras

    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. 

    La inseguridad alimentaria aumenta la probabilidad de ser un usuario de servicios...

  • The Cost of Hunger

    Last year hunger and food insecurity cost the U.S. $160 billion in health expenditures.

For Faith

  • Interfaith Religious Leaders’ Pledge to End Hunger

    A wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.

    We are deeply pleased...

  • Bread for the World Sunday

    Bread for the World Sunday is an opportunity for your church or community of faith to join with others — in thousands of churches across the country — in living out God's vision of a world without hunger. Through our prayers for an end to hunger, letters, and phone calls to our nation's leaders...

  • The Bible and Immigration Reform

    A brief examination of the biblical approach to advocacy on immigration reform.

    Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.

For Advocacy

  • Guía de Acción Cívica

    Provee una explicación en gran parte seglar, de cómo Pan para el Mundo lleva a cabo su abogacía ante el Congreso de los Estados Unidos. Explica el proceso legislativo a nivel federal, y cómo los activistas de Pan, como votantes por sus representantes federales, pueden ser partícipes en éste...

  • La Base Bíblica para Abogar con el Propósito de Erradicar el Hambre

    Este folleto presenta los temas generales de la Biblia que guían los objetivos de Pan para el Mundo en sus esfuerzos para acabar con el hambre. Además de los versículos bíblicos aquí citados, hay muchas otras referencias a los pobres y hambrientos en la Biblia, y Jesús habló muchas veces acerca...

  • 2016 Elections Survey

    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.

    Activists engaged in the election may want to print out and photocopy this fact sheet as they...

Community

Vote to End Hunger

February 5, 2016

Insight

From the Blog