Washington, DC, February 20, 2015 – African-Americans continue to suffer disproportionately high rates of hunger and poverty despite the growing economy, according to a new analysis released today by Bread for the World. The shortage of good, stable jobs and the impact of mass incarceration on the community continues to worsen the situation. Read more »
Washington, DC, February 11, 2015 – Today, the Senate introduced legislation that could help ease the reentry process for the formerly incarcerated. Mass incarceration is a hunger issue. For many returning citizens, the prospect of integrating themselves back into their communities is daunting, leading some to fall into poverty. Read more »
Washington, DC, February 3, 2015 – President Obama released his budget on Monday, which includes proposals for making the 2009 earned income tax credit (EITC) and child tax credit (CTC) improvements permanent, and reforming U.S. food aid to make it more flexible and reach millions more people. These are crucial government mechanisms for fighting hunger at home and abroad. The budget also aims to end sequestration, which is scheduled to return in 2016. Read more »
Washington, DC, January 29, 2015 – Bread for the World launched its 2015 Offering of Letters: Feed Our Children campaign today, urging Congress to strengthen national child nutrition programs when the law governing them comes up for reauthorization this year. Read more »
Washington, DC, January 21, 2015 – In his penultimate state of the union address, President Obama stressed the importance of tax credits for working families, fair wages, eliminating the gender gap, and making childcare affordable. Read more »
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