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New Census Data Reveals More Than 46 Million Americans Live in Poverty

Washington, DC, September 17, 2013 – The U.S. Census Bureau released annual poverty figures today, revealing that 15 percent of Americans—including one in five children—lived in poverty in 2012. Read more »

Christian Leaders Ask House to Say 'No" to $40 Billion in New SNAP Cuts

Washington, DC, September 16, 2013 – Leading Christian leaders today urged members of the House of Representatives to vote “No” on a proposed bill that will further cut SNAP (the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) by $40 billion over the next 10 years. Read more »

USDA Food Security Report Shows Millions Continue to Struggle with Hunger

Washington, DC, September 4, 2013 – New data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that 14.5 percent of Americans lived in food insecure households in 2012. This number has remained essentially unchanged for the past four years. Food insecure households are those that often don’t know where their next meal will come from. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds President Obama’s Remarks on Ending Economic Injustice

Washington, DC, August 30, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds President Obama’s Aug. 28 speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The president called on Americans to work together to end economic injustice. Read more »

Food Assistance Bill Sends a Distressing Message

Washington, DC, August 2, 2013 – The House is drafting a food stamp bill that aims to drastically cut SNAP and risk the economic recovery of the country. This cut would substantially increase the suffering of 47 million Americans who depend on SNAP to keep hunger at bay. Read more »

Bread for the World Slams House Version of State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC, July 26, 2013 – The House is drafting a version of the 2014 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill that drastically cuts multilateral and development assistance programs, leaving millions without food and jeopardizing global economic recovery. Read more »

Christian Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Reaffirm Their Commitment to a Circle of Protection

Washington, DC, July 18, 2013 – With Congress planning to recess on Aug. 5 before addressing budget sequestration, more than 5,000 Christian leaders called on lawmakers to make hungry and poor people a priority as they consider our nation’s fiscal challenges. The pastoral letter was initiated by the Circle of Protection, an alliance of Christian leaders who have met with key members of both parties. Read more »

Bread for the World Reacts to House Vote on Splitting the Farm Bill

Washington, DC, July 11, 2013 – Bread for the World is deeply disappointed by Congress’ decision on splitting the farm bill this afternoon. The move will hurt hungry and poor people by cutting international food aid and threatening SNAP. Read more »

Rubio, Poe Introduce Bills to Improve Foreign Aid Through Greater Transparency and Accountability

Washington, DC, July 10, 2013 – Bread for the World strongly supports the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013 (H.R. 2638/S. 1271), introduced today by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Read more »

President’s Trip to Africa Signifies Increased U.S. Commitment

Washington, DC, June 28, 2013 – Bread for the World commends President Barack Obama for comments made during his trip to Senegal today, reinforcing the United States’ commitment to food security, economic growth, and investing in the next generation of leaders in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more »

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