Bread in the News
The World Food Prize Foundation, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, presented its Norman E. Borlaug Medallion to Kofi Annan on September 2 during the first-ever African Green Revolution Forum in his home country of Ghana. The Medallion recognizes world leaders whose actions have benefited mankind but who would not normally be eligible for the World Food Prize.
Wallaces Farmer on September 9, 2010
To the Editor:
Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian movement whose members work to influence Congress on behalf of the poor and hungry, as they realize the weakest and most vulnerable among us need a voice in government.
Dover-New Philadelphia Times-Reporter on September 9, 2010
We live in the world's wealthiest nation, but nearly 15 percent of U.S. households can’t afford enough food to feed themselves. Alarmingly, hunger and poverty rates are higher among African-Americans than the general U.S. population: One in four African-American households struggles to put food on the table. As Congress returns from its August recess, we should urge members to focus on the needs of hungry and poor people—and not balance the budget on their backs.
Washington Informer on September 1, 2010
When Jesus talked about how God will judge the nations, he said that God will focus on what we did or didn’t do for hungry people and others in need. We need to do all we can to help those who struggle to put food on the table. Yet, much of the legislation to provide that help has stalled in Congress because of resistance by fiscally conservative members, such as Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Ga., who are concerned about the size of the federal deficit and the potential harm it could do to our country’s long-term fiscal health.
Macon.com on September 1, 2010
When Jesus talked about how God will judge the nations, he said that God will focus on what we did or didn't do for hungry people and others in need. We need to do all we can to help those who struggle to put food on the table.
Evansville Courier & Press on August 29, 2010
According to the Bread for the World Institute, 14.6% of U.S. households struggle to put enough food on the table. More than 49 million Americans—including 16.7 million children—live in these households.
Politics in Color on August 23, 2010
Sojourners on August 19, 2010
This year's winners are two people, and they will share the $250,000 World Food Prize. They are Jo Luck, president of Heifer International, and David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World.
WallacesFarmer on August 11, 2010
Politico on August 10, 2010
Rev. David Beckmann, World Food Prize laureate, is president of Bread for the World and co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network.
The Huntington Post on August 6, 2010
One in nine U.S. children who receive lunch assistance during the school year participate in summer food programs, according to Bread for the World.
PostCrescent.com on August 5, 2010
This Spring Andrew Twiton ’08 was named one of Bread for the World’s 2010 Hunger Justice Leaders.
Gustavus on August 3, 2010
At a recent consultation at Wheaton College, hosted by Bread for the World, the Micah Challenge and the Center Applied Christian Ethics, the topic was “Government, Foreign Assistance and God’s Mission in the World.”
The Baptist Standard on July 26, 2010
The recent selection of Bread for the World President David Beckmann and Heifer International’s Jo Luck as winners of the 2010 World Food Prize paid homage to what Kenneth Quinn, president of the foundation that bestows the prize, called “the critical efforts of nongovernmental organizations in mobilizing and empowering grass-roots citizens to combat hunger and poverty.”
America.GOV on July 22, 2010
David Beckmann is convinced the American public’s appetite for ending world hunger is growing. The minister and former World Bank economist leads Bread for the World, a Christian advocacy group that rallies support for the poor.
America.GOV on July 22, 2010
Miami Herald on July 21, 2010
Bless the work of World Vision and Samaritan's Purse, Bread for the World and International Justice Mission, and so many other ministries that seek to extend justice and care for the poor.
Belief Net on July 11, 2010
The Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, and Jo Luck, president of Heifer International, have been named 2010 World Food Prize laureates.
Toledo Blade on July 10, 2010
Bread for the World president David Beckmann said that secretary Vilsack "made a strong plea for churches to providemore leadership on policy issues that affect hungry people, notably supporting the president’s proposed $1 billion
increase in annual funding for child nutrition programs."
World Faith News on July 2, 2010
The president of a Christian anti-hunger lobbying group won the premier award for fighting world hunger. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton awarded the World Food Prize to Bread for the World President David Beckmann at the State Department.
Baptist Standard on July 2, 2010