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U.S.-Africa Trade Bill Passes Congress

Washington, DC, June 26, 2015 – Bread for the World applauds the 10-year extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which passed yesterday in Congress. Read more »

Bread for the World Welcomes Papal Encyclical Connecting Hunger and Climate Change

Washington, DC, June 18, 2015 – Bread for the World welcomes Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and echoes his call for global leaders to take action. The encyclical is titled Laudato Si, or "Praised Be." It underscores the collective moral responsibility of the Catholic Church and all peoples to address climate change. It also draws a clear link between changing global weather patterns and hunger. Read more »

Faith Leaders Meet With Congressional Leaders on Poverty-Focused Programs

Washington, DC, June 17, 2015 – A diverse group of faith leaders from across the country is visiting Capitol Hill today to ask their congressional representatives to prioritize funding for global health, development assistance, humanitarian response, and peacebuilding-related programs in the federal government’s International Affairs budget. The faith leaders are also advocating for an end to sequestration cuts on successful humanitarian and development programs that invest in children and families around the world. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds G-7’s Commitment to Lift 500 Million Out of Hunger,Urges Congress to Pass the Global Food Security Act

Washington, DC, June 9, 2015 – Bread for the World applauds the commitment of the world’s richest countries to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, and urged Congress to demonstrate the United States’ pledge to this goal by passing the Global Food Security Act. Read more »

Bread for the World Activists Visit Capitol Hill to Advocate for Domestic and International Nutrition Programs

Washington, DC, June 9, 2015 – Today, more than 250 people will take part in Bread for the World’s 2015 Lobby Day. Bread activists will advocate for hungry children in the United States and around the world by urging Congress to support the Summer Meals Act of 2015 and the Global Food Security Act of 2015. Read more »

Climate Change Will Increase World Hunger

Washington, DC, June 4, 2015 – The world will not be able to end hunger and extreme poverty without confronting climate change and its threat to people who are poor and marginalized, according to a new analysis released today by Bread for the World. Changing climate patterns will result in more droughts, floods, and extreme weather events, making it even harder to grow and secure food. Read more »

Bread for the World to Convene Religious Leaders on Eve of Pope Francis’ Visit to U.S.

Washington, DC, May 29, 2015 – Bread for the World will gather more than 100 leaders of various faiths Sept. 21-22 in Washington, D.C., to reflect on Pope Francis’ teachings on hunger and poverty. They will join Catholic leaders in welcoming the pope to the United States and commit their faith communities to help make hunger and poverty a national priority. Read more »

Millennium Development Goals Help 200 Million People Out of Hunger

Washington, DC, May 27, 2015 – Two hundred million people around the world have escaped hunger due in large part to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations reported Wednesday. Read more »

Hunger Continues to Take a Toll on Health of Older Americans

Washington, DC, May 26, 2015 – Almost 5 million older Americans are food-insecure, and chronic heart disease and depression are just two of the health conditions that a lack of nutrition can exacerbate, according to a Bread for the World fact sheet released today. As more baby boomers enter their 60s, the number of food-insecure Americans will rise. Read more »

U.S.-Africa Trade Legislation Passes in Senate

Washington, DC, May 15, 2015 – The Senate last night passed the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which could potentially support small businesses and smallholder farmers in Africa, helping to alleviate hunger there by allowing exports to U.S. markets. The bill passed by a vote of 99 to 1. Read more »

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