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Celebrate mothers around the world

With Mother’s Day only days away, I find myself reflecting on my own experience as a mother and the challenges and opportunities my daughters face as they begin families of their own. I gave birth to three beautiful, healthy daughters, who are now strong, empowered women. During my pregnancies, I had access to prenatal care and nutritious food. My girls were able to go to school and to follow their dreams.

The Tennessean on May 14, 2012

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Anti-Poverty Groups Oppose Farm Bill

Anti-poverty groups were in Rochester to criticize the pending farm bill before Congress, saying it will cut funding for safety net programs that help hungry Americans. Those cuts may make it difficult for many to eat healthy meals.

Your News Now on May 14, 2012

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Does Your Church Have an Extra $50,000?

$50,000 a year for the next 10 years. That’s how much each church in the United States would have to spend in order to replace the Ryan budget’s $133 billion in cuts to nutrition programs for struggling families. (That’s not counting the additional $33 billion proposed by the House Agriculture Committee).

Faith in Public Life on May 14, 2012

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Churches can't afford to do more for poor, says nun

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Each church in the United States would have to find an extra $50,000 to replace the $133 billion in nutrition funding for the poor cut by the House of Representatives, according to Sister Margaret Mary Kimmins, a Franciscan Sister of Allegany, N.Y., and Bread for the World's associate for Catholic Church relations.


U.S. Catholic on April 27, 2012

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Catholic Charities USA Announces National Volunteer Of The Year

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation's leading human services organizations, today announced the winner of its 2012 National Volunteer of the Year Award: Ellen Buelow of Albuquerque, NM.

The Street on April 19, 2012

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Bread for the World Outraged by Cuts to Anti-Hunger Program

Bread for the World is infuriated by the House Agriculture Committee’s decision today to slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) by more than $35 billion.

Reuters on April 18, 2012

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Catholic Charities USA Announces Finalists for 2012 National Volunteer of the Year

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation's leading human services organizations, today announced the five finalists for its 2012 National Volunteer of the Year Award.

Yahoo! News on April 13, 2012

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A Call for Equal Rights for Women Farmers

A new report says if women farmers had the same rights as men, more could be done to reduce world hunger. The report, "Empowering Women in Agriculture," is from the anti-hunger group Bread for the World. Bread for the World says equal access to agricultural resources would help increase food security and economic growth.

Voice of America on April 9, 2012

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90 Hunger and Nutrition Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Nutrition Programs in the Upcoming Farm Bill

Over 90 national and regional hunger relief, public health, faith-based and other advocacy organizations sent a letter to Congress today urging the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to strengthen and protect nutrition programs in the 2012 Farm Bill. The letter is being sent as the Senate Agriculture Committee is expected to begin marking up a Farm Bill after the congressional Easter recess.

Yahoo! News on April 9, 2012

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Evangelical activism takes different shapes at Q Conference

Gabe Lyons thinks Christian culture warriors are on the wrong path. His sixth annual Q Conference, which opens Tuesday in Washington, D.C., is an attempt to do things differently. With 700 participants gathered in a stately downtown auditorium, Lyons will play host to a distinct kind of Christian conference, one that seeks a respectful, constructive conversation on a host of issues confronting the nation.

USA Today on April 9, 2012

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The poor among you

They gather at dawn at day-labor centers or designated parking lots where contractors hire workers. Some stop on their way to pick up a cheap breakfast taco at a convenience store, buying their meal from an employee earning minimum wage. At the store, they wait in line with members of a crew purchasing gas for the mowers and trimmers they will use to cut the grass of other people's lawns.

The Baptist Standard on March 30, 2012

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Bread for the World Applauds New Food Aid Bill

The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights today passed HR 4141, the Donald M. Payne International Food Assistance Improvement Act of 2012. As it moves to the full committee, Bread for the World urges the entire House Foreign Affairs committee to pass the bill as soon as possible.

Houston Style Magazine on March 29, 2012

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Report: Women Farmers Denied Equal Rights

A humanitarian group says if women farmers had the same rights as men much more could be done to reduce world hunger. Bread for the World says equal access to agricultural resources would help ensure food security and boost economic growth.

Voice of America on March 23, 2012

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House Budget Proposal Threatens Programs for Hungry and Poor People

Bread for the World is deeply disappointed that the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal released today by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee, makes deep cuts to programs for hungry and poor people at home and around the world.


The Sacramento Bee on March 20, 2012

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Rick Steves' Road Trip: Des Moines Honors Food

After driving through rural Iowa -- the humble, hardscrabble towns, the golden hills and the quiet farms -- coming into Des Moines is like entering the Manhattan of corn country. It feels busy and cosmopolitan, like a completely different world.

The Huffington Post on March 19, 2012

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Bread for the World Urges Congress to Safeguard Nutrition Programs in the 2012 Farm Bill

As the Senate concludes its last farm bill hearing today, Bread for the World is asking members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to protect critical nutrition programs that meet the needs of millions of struggling American families.

The Sacramento Bee on March 14, 2012

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Advocates gear up to protect poor

A year ago as a national debate raged over federal deficits and budgets, 50 lay and ordained leaders from a wide representation of Christian traditions threw up a “Circle of Protection” around government programs that they said “meet the essential needs of hungry and poor people at home and abroad.”

National Catholic Reporter on March 14, 2012

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UMCOR joins child nutrition partnership

Four years ago, a British medical journal presented concrete proof that nations that don’t invest in proper nutrition for pregnant and lactating women and their infants will suffer economically as a result. 

UM Portal on March 12, 2012

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1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women

Last Friday at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Bread for the World and the Presbyterian Office at the United Nations co-sponsored a side event called 1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women. Other co-sponsors included the Women’s Missionary Society of the AME Church, Franciscans International, the 1,000 Days Partnership, Save the Children, and Family Care International. The effort was coordinated by staff at The Hunger Project. A standing room only crowd of over 100 came out to hear about the importance of maternal and child nutrition in the 1,000 day period between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday.

Ecumenical Women at the United Nations on March 9, 2012

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Congress should strengthen US role as world leader in providing food aid to famine victims

Last month, news reports indicated that the food crisis in West Africa’s Sahel region was worsening — at about the same time the United Nations declared the famine over in the Horn of Africa.

The Hill on March 7, 2012

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