Washington, DC, September 16, 2014 – Poverty decreased slightly—by 0.5 percent—last year, according to new data released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. It is the first time a decrease has been seen since 2006. The bureau announced that 14.5 percent of Americans lived in poverty in 2013. Additionally, child poverty declined for the first time since 2000, from 21.8 percent to 19.9 percent. The figures are part of the Bureau’s annual report, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013. Read more »
Washington, DC, September 3, 2014 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revealed that 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food-insecure in 2013. This number is a slight decline since 2011 but remains well above the rates of food insecurity recorded before the recession. The figures are part of the USDA’s annual report, Household Food Security in the United States 2013. Read more »
Washington, DC, August 15, 2014 – Bread for the World is pleased to host Fouzia Dahir from northern Kenya, who is participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. Read more »
Washington, DC, August 14, 2014 – Bread for the World welcomes Bishop Jose Garcia as the new director of church relations. Garcia succeeds Rev. Gary Cook, who retired in February from the position. Read more »
Washington, DC, July 31, 2014 – As Africa's leaders gather for the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit., Aug. 4-6, Bread for the World urges the administration, Congress, and Africa's leaders to redouble their efforts to end hunger around the world. Read more »
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