Bread in the News
Seventeen million households in America did not have enough food last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
CBN News on November 24, 2010
HUNTSVILLE, AL -- A book on fighting hunger and a book on praying in the wilderness might not, at first, seem to have enough in common to be paired even in the loose association of one column -- despite the obvious play on the historic Jewish migration in Beckmann's title.
The Huntsville Times on November 24, 2010
It didn't seem right—just letting people take as much free food as they wanted.
Christianity Today on November 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- In the latest edition of its annual report on global food insecurity, a Christian anti-hunger group praised efforts by President Obama’s administration to battle world hunger but warned that cutting food aid due to budget concerns would be short-sighted.
Associated Baptist Press on November 22, 2010
According to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, twenty-five percent of African American households, compared to eleven percent of White households, suffered from food insecurity in 2009. Households that are food insecure are those that struggle to put food on the table at any point in the year. Nearly 35 percent of African-American children live in households that are food insecure.
Clutch on November 16, 2010
The Lancet on November 13, 2010
On November 2, the night of the midterm elections, I was listening to NPR and heard something utterly shocking –in the midst of all the election spewing of vitriol, fear and hate, this guy was talking about the poor. And he wasn’t just talking about poverty, he was laying it out.
What Gives 365 on November 13, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama's campaign for healthier school lunches could be revived in Congress after two key Democrats said they will drop opposition to using funding from food stamps to pay for it.
CBS News on November 10, 2010
Hunger is a devastating problem in third-world countries, but according to Bread for the World president David Beckmann, one-quarter of all African Americans live in poverty right here in the U.S. That's why he believes vanquishing poverty should be at the top of our "Christian" political agendas — and why he's urging people to vote on Tuesday.
UrbanFaith.com on October 29, 2010
"The last few years have been a huge setback for hungry and poor people in this country and all around the world," says David Beckmann.
WGN News 720 on October 25, 2010
A few days after Rajiv Shah was sworn in as the head of the United States Agency for International Development, he stopped by to see its rapid response center, a high-tech command post for disaster relief, which on that day stood empty and still.
New York Times on October 22, 2010
Economist David Beckmann is one of the foremost U.S. advocates for hungry and poor people. He's president of Bread for the World, Bread for the World Institute and founder-president of the Alliance to End Hunger. Winner of the 2010 World Food Prize, he has degrees from Yale and the London School of Economics and previously worked at the World Bank. Beckmann is also a Lutheran pastor and has lived in Bangladesh and Ghana and overseen projects in Bolivia and Ecuador. In his book Exodus from Hunger, he puts a human face on this global problem.
PBS on October 19, 2010
Asma Lateef is Director of the Bread for the World Institute, the research and policy analysis education wing that underpins Bread for the World's advocacy work. Bread for the World is a faith based anti-hunger advocacy organization urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.
The Huffington Post on October 19, 2010
The recent news about hunger and poverty is bad, but the Rev. David Beckmann remains optimistic, convinced that it's possible to eradicate hunger in our lifetime.
A Lutheran minister, economist and president of the ecumenical anti-hunger group Bread for World, Beckmann will receive the $125,000 World Food Prize on Thursday (Oct. 14). He helped found the ONE campaign with U2's Bono and authored a new book, "Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger."
The Huffington Post on October 15, 2010
David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and one of the leading advocates for ending hunger in this country and abroad, received the 2010 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 14, 2010. The announcement was first made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in June. The award comes with the release of a new book on ending hunger from Westminster John Knox Press: Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) on October 15, 2010
It's a tough time to persuade lawmakers to spend tax money on poor people overseas, what with a soaring deficit, a sluggish economy and the rise of the anti-government tea party movement.
Des Moines Register on October 14, 2010
The World Food Prize was awarded today to Heifer International president Jo Luck and Bread for the World president David Beckmann. The prize usually goes to scientists who invent ways to increase food production in the under-developed world. This year, the granters of the prize decided to recognize the contributions of the non-profit community.
Poverty News Blog on October 14, 2010
Tonight, in a few short hours, renowned hunger fighters David Beckmann of Bread for the World and Jo Luck of Heifer International will take the stage at Iowa’s state capitol to officially accept the prestigious $250,000 World Food Prize.
The Hunger and Undernutrition Blog on October 14, 2010
DES MOINES, Iowa — Hundreds of leaders from 70 countries are in Des Moines this week for the World Food Prize.
KCCI 8 Des Moines on October 13, 2010
WASHINGTON (CNS) – Child malnutrition poses a major challenge to efforts to reduce world hunger, three anti-hunger organizations said in a report.
The Catholic Globe on October 13, 2010