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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 »

Bread for the World Applauds Introduction of Global Food Security Act in Senate

Washington, DC, May 8, 2015 – Bread for the World applauds the introduction of the Global Food Security Act of 2015, S. 1252, last night in the Senate. This legislation seeks to improve the livelihoods of the more than 500 million small-scale farmers around the world, many of whom are women. Read more »

Bread for the World and NFL Player Partner to End Hunger

Washington, DC, May 4, 2015 – Kelvin Beachum Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman and son of a pastor, announced today a partnership with Bread for the World’s campaign to end hunger in the United States and around the world. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges Senate to Confirm New Head of USAID

Washington, DC, April 30, 2015 – Bread for the World welcomes the nomination today of Gayle Smith as the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It urges the Senate to confirm Smith’s appointment soon. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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