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Bread Welcomes House Passage of Feed the Future Legislation

Washington, DC, December 11, 2014 – Bread for the World welcomes the passage last night by the House of Representatives to authorize the government's Feed the Future initiative. Bread urges the Senate to pass a similar bill before it adjourns this week. Read more »

Bread for the World Celebrates Advocacy Victory in Passage of Bill That Excludes Food Transportation Increase

Washington, DC, December 11, 2014 – Bread for the World is celebrating a victory in Congress today that benefits people who are hungry around the world through U.S. food aid. Congress passed a bill funding the Coast Guard for 2015 that rolled back proposals to increase subsidies to the world’s largest shipping companies to ship U.S. food aid. Read more »

Bread Welcomes Funding for Federal Government in 2015

Washington, DC, December 10, 2014 – Bread for the World welcomes last night’s introduction of a $1.01 trillion spending bill in the House of Representatives that funds most of the federal government through September 2015. The bill is expected to pass in the next couple of days. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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