Bread for the World Joins Members of Congress and Other Anti-Hunger Organizations in Opposing SNAP Cuts
Washington, DC, May 16, 2013 – Bread for the World joined members of Congress and representatives from other anti-hunger organizations on Capitol Hill today in a press conference to oppose severe cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) proposed in the farm bill.
Washington, DC, May 15, 2013 – Bread for the World is troubled that the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013 fails to provide a place at the table for poor and hungry people.
Washington, DC, May 2, 2013 – Bread for the World will kick off its 2013 National Gathering next month with a revival of Lazarus: The Musical, based on the New Testament parable featured in Luke 16:19-31. The new arrangement of Lazarus will premiere on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC, April 30, 2013 – Bread for the World is disappointed in Congress’ ongoing brinkmanship over the most harmful aspects of the sequester as it passes piecemeal solutions to certain agencies’ cuts. Late last week, an overwhelming majority of congressional Democrats and Republicans approved the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013. This temporary fix gives the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the authority to spend up to $253 million of its current budget to ensure that more flights depart on time.
Washington, DC, April 23, 2013 – Bread for the World announces an impressive lineup of speakers for its 2013 National Gathering, June 8-11 in Washington, D.C. From world-renowned preachers and international development and nutrition experts to high-ranking government officials and members of Congress, this biennial event will equip participants with tools to effectively advocate on behalf of people living with hunger or poverty.
Washington, DC, April 17, 2013 – Bread for the World is encouraged by the Senate’s bipartisan efforts towards comprehensive immigration reform.
Washington, DC, April 10, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds President Barack Obama’s FY 2014 budget for reducing deficits while largely protecting programs for hungry and poor people. Released today, the budget reflects a serious attempt at compromise by balancing tough spending cuts with additional revenue.
Washington, DC, April 10, 2013 – This statement is delivered on behalf of the endorsing organizations: ActionAid, American Jewish World Service, Bread for the World, CARE, Church World Service, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Maryknoll, The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, ONE, Oxfam America and Partners in Health.
Providing a Place at the Table for All People Will Be the Focus of Bread for the World's 2013 National Gathering
Washington, DC, April 9, 2013 – Bread for the World invites members and anti-hunger advocates from around the country to Washington, D.C., June 8-11 for the 2013 National Gathering. The organization’s premier event features renowned preachers, high-level government officials, members of Congress, development and nutrition experts, and other well-known speakers—presiding over worship, delivering legislative information, engaging participants in anti-hunger advocacy, and more.
Washington, DC, March 25, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds the U.S. Senate for passing a fiscal year 2014 budget resolution that generally protects programs that help people who are hungry.