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New Report Shows Discrimination Against Women is Major Cause of Persistent Hunger

Washington, DC, November 24, 2014 – The 2015 Hunger Report, When Women Flourish…We Can End Hunger, released today by Bread for the World Institute, identifies the empowerment of women and girls as essential in ending hunger, extreme poverty, and malnutrition around the world and in the United States. Read more »

Executive Order on Immigration Provides Welcome Relief

Washington, DC, November 20, 2014 – Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, issued this statement today as President Obama prepares to sign an executive order that will reportedly provide relief from the risk of deportation to four million undocumented immigrants: Read more »

Green Climate Fund Crucial to Sustained Food Production

Washington, DC, November 19, 2014 – Bread for the World welcomes the U.S. pledge of $3 billion made by President Barack Obama last weekend to enable developing countries’ economies to grow while also lowering their carbon emissions, thus slowing global climate change. Read more »

Immigration Leaders ask Government to End Uncertainty and Take Action on Reform

Washington, DC, November 19, 2014 – A coalition of activists and leaders from immigrant communities has issued a letter to President Barack Obama, Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell asking for action on immigration reform. Read more »

World Bank President to Speak at Hunger Gala

Washington, DC, November 17, 2014 – Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, will speak at the 11th Annual Gala to End Hunger, a gathering of Bread for the World, Bread for the World Institute, and Alliance to End Hunger members, in New York City on Nov. 17. Read more »

We Pray for Justice in Ferguson

Washington, DC, November 14, 2014 – Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, issued this statement today as the country awaits the grand jury’s decision on the Michael Brown case. Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old white police officer, on Aug. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The grand jury is expected to render its decision to indict or not to indict Officer Wilson this month. Read more »

Bread for the World and the Alliance to End Hunger To Host 11th Annual Gala to End Hunger

Washington, DC, November 10, 2014 – The 11th Annual Gala to End Hunger will be held on Monday, Nov. 17 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. Hosted by Bread for the World, Bread for the World Institute, and The Alliance to End Hunger, the gala will focus on the growing global commitment to eradicate hunger and poverty. Read more »

Bread Challenges the Newly Elected Congress

Washington, DC, November 6, 2014 – Bread for the World’s president, Rev. David Beckmann, issued the following statement following this week's midterm elections: Read more »

Rumi Forum Honors David Beckmann

Washington, DC, October 30, 2014 – The Rumi Forum is honoring Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, with its Extraordinary Commitment of Service to the Community Award today. Read more »

Hunger Among Hispanics on the Decline

Washington, DC, October 9, 2014 – Hunger and poverty among Hispanic households declined last year, according to a Bread for the World analysis released today. The findings, based on the latest U.S. Census data, show that one of the biggest contributing factors to this decline is a decrease in unemployment. Unemployment fell from 8.1 percent in 2012 to 7.4 percent in 2013. Read more »

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