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African Trade Legislation That Strengthens Food Security Moves Forward in Congress

Washington, DC, April 24, 2015 – House and Senate Committees this week approved bills that will help to strengthen investments and promote future agriculture development in Africa, helping to alleviate hunger there. Read more »

Global Food Security Act Advances in House

Washington, DC, April 24, 2015 – The Global Food Security Act, H.R. 1567, unanimously passed out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday. It authorizes a comprehensive, whole-of-government strategy to address hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Read more »

Bread Joins World Bank, Other Faith Groups, In Call to End Hunger, Poverty by 2030

Washington, DC, April 9, 2015 – Bread for the World, the World Bank, and leaders of 30 faith groups and organizations issued today a call to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030. Read more »

Beckmann Given Anti-Poverty Award by National Latino Evangelical Coalition

Washington, DC, March 31, 2015 – The National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) has honored Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, with its Anti-Poverty Champion Award for his leadership in advocacy efforts to end hunger in the United States and globally. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds Reintroduction of Global Food Security Act in House

Washington, DC, March 25, 2015 – Bread for the World welcomes yesterday’s reintroduction of H.R. 1567, the Global Food Security Act, in the House of Representatives and the ways it will help end hunger. Read more »

Bread for the World President Testifies on Capitol Hill on Development Aid

Washington, DC, March 25, 2015 – Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, testified today before the House Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, urging its members to fully fund poverty-focused development assistance in the fiscal year 2016 budget. Read more »

New Congressional Budget Proposals Cut 220 Meals a Year from SNAP Participants

Washington, DC, March 19, 2015 – Bread for the World today warned both the House and Senate not to enact harmful fiscal year 2016 budget cuts that would jeopardize the availability of healthy and nutritious meals for adults and children. Read more »

Bread for the World Welcomes Legislation to Help Returning Citizens Gain Employment

Washington, DC, March 12, 2015 – Bread for the World welcomes the anti-hunger and anti-poverty initiatives included in the Senate’s proposed Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act of 2015 (REEDEEM Act). Read more »

African-Americans Disproportionately Affected by Hunger Despite Economic Upturn

Washington, DC, February 20, 2015 – African-Americans continue to suffer disproportionately high rates of hunger and poverty despite the growing economy, according to a new analysis released today by Bread for the World. The shortage of good, stable jobs and the impact of mass incarceration on the community continues to worsen the situation. Read more »

Senate Introduces Legislation to Ease Reentry Process for Returning Citizens

Washington, DC, February 11, 2015 – Today, the Senate introduced legislation that could help ease the reentry process for the formerly incarcerated. Mass incarceration is a hunger issue. For many returning citizens, the prospect of integrating themselves back into their communities is daunting, leading some to fall into poverty. Read more »

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