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War on Poverty at 50

When President Lyndon Johnson declared a "war on poverty" in his 1964 State of the Union address, few then expected just what it would take to wipe out domestic poverty.

America Magazine on January 10, 2014

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The New Debate about Poverty

This week, the United States marked 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty. Many politicians and media are asking whether past efforts to reduce poverty have been successful. Even more importantly, some leaders in both parties are proposing fresh strategies to tackle poverty in America.

Huffington Post on January 10, 2014

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Q and A: Save the Children on Farm Bill's Food for Peace

When Congress gets back to work this month they need to finish the Farm Bill. A vital part of this legislation is the Food for Peace program, the largest source of funding for international food aid.

Examiner on January 6, 2014

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Mars Inc. to Libertarians Thwart Food Stamp Health Limits

Nicole Blakey says she can’t stand watching other people buy junk food with the government-issued food-stamp debit cards she’s used to raise three children while earning $9 an hour at a dry cleaner.

Bloomberg on December 2, 2013

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Study shows Hunger in the U.S. can be Reduced 50% in 10 Years

Hunger and poverty in the United States could be reduced by 50 percent in 10 years, according to a report released today by the Bread for the World Institute.          

Agri Marketing on November 27, 2013

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Bread for the World Urges Congress to Protect Anti-Hunger Programs

The Christian group Bread for the World released its annual report this week urging new steps to end hunger in America by 2030. 

PBS on November 27, 2013

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A Plan to End Hunger in America

As Americans sit down together for the Thanksgiving holiday, millions of older Americans and others must worry about where their next meal will come from.

AARP Blog on November 27, 2013

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Thanksgiving Resolution

Barbie Izquierdo, a low-income mother of two small children, is a member of Witnesses to Hunger, a Philadelphia group of moms dedicated to ending hunger and poverty for their children and for families nationwide.

The Huffington Post on November 26, 2013

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Proposed cuts to US food programmes will offset voluntary donations – report

With $11bn food-stamp cuts in place and $40bn welfare cuts on the table, Bread for the World institute seeks political response

The Guardian on November 25, 2013

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Bread for the World publishes 2014 Hunger Report

The faith-based anti-hunger advocacy organization Bread for the World today released its 2014 report on Ending Hunger in America.  This organization stands out for its economically sensible poverty-centered approach to thinking about the problem of hunger. 

U.S. Food Policy on November 25, 2013

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Rick Steves' Christmas Fundraiser Challenge

Support Bread for the World's work with a $100 donation, and I'll match it. Plus I'll mail you a special Christmas gift. Join me in this challenge by going to Rick Steves' Christmas Fundraiser Challenge.

The Huffington Post on November 25, 2013

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Ending hunger in US possible by 2030, aid group says

In a report entitled "Ending Hunger in America," a relief group says progress is being made toward achieving a goal to end world hunger by 2030 -- but it's being slowed by obstacles that need to be overcome.

FOX23.com on November 25, 2013

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Food stamp cuts affecting an estimated 4.7M Black households

Approximately 4.7 million African-American households recently saw their monthly food stamp allotment dramatically reduced, Bread for the World has reported.

The Louisiana Weekly on November 25, 2013

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SNAP cuts put millions without food on Thanksgiving

Bread for the World said today that recent food stamp cuts has eliminated 150 million meals for Americans in need. Families are now facing the prospect of a Thanksgiving holiday with little or no food in the house.

examiner.com on November 18, 2013

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Cutting food assistance now would be cruel

Thanks for printing the commentary by Glenn Koenen and Zach Schmidt. They are absolutely correct: "Hunger cannot be solved by charity alone" (Nov. 13). Zach Schmidt's organization, Bread for the World, has recently produced an excellent documentary film that fully supports their conclusions.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch on November 18, 2013

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Federal cuts will worsen hunger in America

The Holland Bread Team (a.k.a. the Holland Chapter of Bread for the World) commends The Sentinel for its recent articles on homelessness and hunger in Holland. 


hollandsentinel.com on November 18, 2013

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Roanoke area food banks strain even more with cuts to SNAP benefits

As Congress debates cuts to the federal food stamp program, nonprofit food banks across the region already supplement the needs of those people who struggle to feed their families.

The Roanoke Times on November 10, 2013

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Film spotlights U.S. struggle with hunger

Flathead Valley leaders who help feed the hungry hope a local showing of “A Place at the Table” will be the springboard for more community advocacy in fighting hunger.

Daily Inter Lake.com on November 8, 2013

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Food stamp stimulus over, 47M Americans have less for food

The food stamp stimulus President Obama implemented in 2009 has expired, cutting aid to 47 million Americans. On average, a family of four will get $36 less each month for food.
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/us/2013_11_05/Food-stamp-stimulus-over-47M-Americans-have-less-for-food-3453/

The Voice of Russia on November 5, 2013

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How Immigrants on a Pathway to Citizenship can Revitalize Rust Belt Cities

Like Rust Belt cities such as Baltimore and Detroit, rural towns across America have experienced population declines in recent decades. 

Immigration Impact on November 5, 2013

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