Bread in the News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I was sorry to read in Rep. Reid Ribble's Dec. 1 commentary his implication that the only taxes that deserved to be pursued were those for liberty or freedom. He referred to the presidencies of Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt and the wars fought under their leadership.
Appleton Post Crescent on December 17, 2011
The Rev. David Beckmann, the president of Bread for the World, discusses the plight of hungry people in the United States and abroad, and how his organization works to lobby Congress to maintain financial support for those less fortunate. He also explains how government support is essential to fighting hunger—charities alone are not sufficient—and how U.S. aid for the poor has had a real impact during these difficult economic times.
America Magazine on December 15, 2011
No family ould have to put their children to bed hungry in our country.
While one person cannot end hunger, one person truly can make a difference. Just ask Leota Ester, who for the last 30 or so years has been involved with the nonprofit Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice that urges the nation's decision-makers to end hunger at home and abroad.
Oskkosh Hub on December 10, 2011
Each year at this time, we have a chance to reflect on what we've accomplished over the past 112 monts and what we hope to acconmplish in the coming year.
The Washington Informer on December 9, 2011
Many of you probably ate breakfast this morning. If you didn't, chances are it was by choice. But imagine that you live in Somalia, a region plagued by civil war, famine, and chronic malnutrition. Breakfast probably wasn't an option for you and your family as you walked hundreds of miles to a refugee camp in Kenya or Ethiopia, hoping for some aid and relief—along with millions of others in the same predicament.
The Washington Informer on December 9, 2011
Religious groups lobbying for hunger programs were pleasantly surprised last week when President Obama signed the agriculture appropriations act. The law unexpectedly protected—and even expanded—programs aimed at reducing hunger both in the United States and around the globe.
Christianity Today on November 22, 2011
Just hours after Republican and Democratic aides confirmed to CNN that the so-called super committee will likely fail to reach a bipartisan deficit reduction deal, a national prayer vigil was held in Lafayette Park near the White House.
CNN on November 21, 2011
A half-dozen concerned citizens huddled in the rain Wednesday on the porch of Marshall House, the Vancouver office of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, to show support for federal spending on behalf of the poor and vulnerable worldwide.
The Columbian on November 16, 2011