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Africa: Bread for the World Mourns Death of Hunger Champion Rep. Donald Payne

Bread for the World sends prayers and condolences to the family and constituents of Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ). He died today of complications from colon cancer.

All Africa on March 6, 2012

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Global Crisis Wrap-up (Global Crisis Series)

There are many causes that could create a global crisis, from food shortages to financial shortfalls to the effects of global warming and climate change. But the biggest concern is what effect a crisis could have on humanity. When a crisis occurs, it is usually followed by some type of suffering that is endured by humanity. Some of the types of suffering include starvation, dehydration, illness, disease, dislocation, migration, and even death.

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There are many causes that could create a global crisis, from food shortages to financial shortfalls to the effects of global warming and climate change. But the biggest concern is what effect a crisis could have on humanity. When a crisis occurs, it is usually followed by some type of suffering that is endured by humanity. Some of the types of suffering include starvation, dehydration, illness, disease, dislocation, migration, and even death.

Planet Save on March 3, 2012

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Catalyzing U.S. Leadership on Hunger

U.S. funding for global food security is under threat even though starvation continues to kill thousands of people every day.

Foreign Service Journal on March 1, 2012

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Eastern Partners with Bread for the World to Create Online Foreign Assistance Program

Bread for the World announces a new partnership with Eastern University and Asbury Theological Seminary of Wilmore, KY to produce an online curriculum for evangelical Christian seminaries and colleges on global poverty and foreign assistance. The coursework and its diverse resources will examine the connection between Christian advocacy and U.S. foreign assistance.

Eastern University on February 27, 2012

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African-American Women and Children Suffer Most From Hunger and Poverty

Bread for the World today released its annual analysis of hunger and poverty in the African-American community, particularly among women and children. The analysis also looks at the impact of hunger on the U.S. economy in terms of lost productivity, reduced educational outcomes, and increased healthcare costs.

Style Magazine on February 17, 2012

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Bread for the World Applauds Extension of Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Bread for the World is pleased that Congress passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, which extends unemployment insurance benefits and the payroll tax cut through the end of 2012. Without the extension, nearly 4.5 million unemployed workers would have lost benefits before the end of the year.

Yahoo! News on February 17, 2012

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Finding our Political Will to End Hunger

In recent weeks, President Barack Obama, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich all talked about poverty--which was very unusual, as political leaders of both parties generally avoid talking about poor people.

Huffington Post - Religion on February 15, 2012

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President Obama's Budget Outlines Continued Commitment to Hunger

Bread for the World is pleased that President Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget proposal presents a fairly balanced approach to deficit reduction. The budget also protects important programs for hungry and poor people, creates jobs, and promotes economic mobility.

Digital Journal on February 13, 2012

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We can reap dividends from what we grow here

Without a doubt, Indianapolis has seen significant progress in building and supporting a local food community over the past three years. We have new farmers markets; our first food co-op; more locally owned restaurants are buying from urban and regional farms; several successful for-profit and nonprofit urban farms have taken root; a robust food truck scene has rolled out; EBT and vegetable vouchers are increasingly available at farmers market; and we're gleefully drowning in Indianapolis-brewed beers. We should celebrate what we have gained, and let it inspire us to do more.

Indystar on February 5, 2012

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Food Stamps: An Economic Safety Net

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut held a press conference today to discuss the important role that SNAP (Supplemental Nutritiona Assistance Program, or food stamps) plays in forming an economic safety net. Elise Gould from the Economic Policy Institute, Donna Cooper of the Center for American Progress, David Beckmann of Bread for the World, and Tara Marks of Just Harvest contributed their expertise on the economic, political, and social dimensions of SNAP.

New America Foundation on February 2, 2012

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Ending hunger in 5 years ‘doable’

Ending hunger in five years is ‘doable,’ says the Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, an international hunger-relief organization.

United Methodist Church on February 2, 2012

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Anti-Poverty Programs Remain Likely Targets in 2012

Several legislative challenges to crucial domestic and international anti-poverty programs were turned back in 2011, but the same programs will probably require defending again in 2012. That is the word from Bread for the World’s president, the Rev. David Beckmann, as his anti-hunger organization launched its annual congressional lobbying campaign, called Offering of Letters, on Jan. 17.

America Magazine on January 30, 2012

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Bread for the World Calls for Continued Protection of Anti-Poverty Programs

Bread for the World affirms President Barack Obama's emphasis on supporting programs that assist and create opportunities for all low-income families, as he expressed during his State of the Union address tonight.

CNBC on January 24, 2012

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Bread for the World launches annual letters campaign

Bread for the World on Jan. 17 launched its 2012 Offering of Letters campaign to urge Congress to create a circle of protection around programs vital to hungry and poor people during this election year.

January 20, 2012

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Ag Policy Outlook

The potential sunset of direct payments could bring a new dawn in farm programs this year. At the same time, lawmakers and the Obama administration are going to have to overcome the politics of a presidential election year to re-examine or renew the Bush-era tax cuts now scheduled to sunset at the end of the year.

RFD-TV on January 19, 2012

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Churches Form Circle of Protection Around Hungry People

We got through 2011 without major cuts in national programs focused on hungry and poor people. Powerful political forces made a major push to cut these programs in the name of deficit reduction, but church leaders and faith groups rallied to form a circle of protection around hungry and poor people.

The Huffington Post on January 18, 2012

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New report connects farmers, the hungry

Strengthening the connection between U.S. farmers and the need for more nutritious food is the focus of Bread for the World’s 2012 Hunger Report, “Rebalancing Act: Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policies.”

United Methodist News Service on January 5, 2012

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Sowing Seeds of Hope as Famine Fight Goes Global

Looking back on the extraordinary events of 2011, it's difficult to recall a more precarious time for the world's poorest people, but it's important also to acknowledge that great progress was made this year in galvanising international political will towards the elimination of global hunger.

Irish Independent on December 29, 2011

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Food Gifts that Matter

My column today offers suggestions for gifts for non-cooks. Obviously, cooking is not the only issue out there, and direct contact with friends is not the only way to change things in the food world: there is cash. There are countless worthy causes and just as many charitable institutions. If finding the cash to spare is difficult so, too, may be choosing where it will be put to best use. But if you’re thinking about making a donation this year to brighten the national or global food landscape, here’s a list of organizations where your gifts will be well spent. (No doubt there are equally worthy omissions; please add them in the comments section.)

The New York Times on December 21, 2011

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Charities that Get Top Ratings

Individual evaluators may not agree on exactly how to assess the performance of charities, but here are some charities that get top ratings from at least two organizations.

Chicago Tribune on December 21, 2011

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