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Hunger Continues to Take a Toll on Health of Older Americans

Washington, DC, May 26, 2015 – Almost 5 million older Americans are food-insecure, and chronic heart disease and depression are just two of the health conditions that a lack of nutrition can exacerbate, according to a Bread for the World fact sheet released today. As more baby boomers enter their 60s, the number of food-insecure Americans will rise. Read more »

U.S.-Africa Trade Legislation Passes in Senate

Washington, DC, May 15, 2015 – The Senate last night passed the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which could potentially support small businesses and smallholder farmers in Africa, helping to alleviate hunger there by allowing exports to U.S. markets. The bill passed by a vote of 99 to 1. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds Introduction of Global Food Security Act in Senate

Washington, DC, May 8, 2015 – Bread for the World applauds the introduction of the Global Food Security Act of 2015, S. 1252, last night in the Senate. This legislation seeks to improve the livelihoods of the more than 500 million small-scale farmers around the world, many of whom are women. Read more »

Bread for the World and NFL Player Partner to End Hunger

Washington, DC, May 4, 2015 – Kelvin Beachum Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman and son of a pastor, announced today a partnership with Bread for the World’s campaign to end hunger in the United States and around the world. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges Senate to Confirm New Head of USAID

Washington, DC, April 30, 2015 – Bread for the World welcomes the nomination today of Gayle Smith as the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It urges the Senate to confirm Smith’s appointment soon. Read more »

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