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Alarming Disparity in Hunger and Poverty Rates Among African American Children and Other U.S. Children

Washington, DC, February 26, 2013 – Bread for the World released new analysis today revealing that African-American children suffer more hunger and poverty than do U.S. children as a whole. The analysis, titled “Hunger by the Numbers: Hunger and Poverty Among African-American Children,” explores the latest figures, breaking down African-American child poverty rates across several states and metropolitan areas. Read more »

Christian Leaders Ask Political Leaders to End Brinkmanship as Sequester Looms

Washington, DC, February 25, 2013 – Washington, DC, February 25, 2013 – As the political blame game for the March 1 sequester heats up, nearly a 100 national Christian leaders released a pastoral letter to President Obama and the leaders of Congress calling for an end to the political brinksmanship that is slowing the nation’s economy recovery. The letter asks both the Democrats and Republicans to replace poverty with opportunity. Read more »

Bread for the World Encourages Open Dialogue on Food Aid Reform

Washington, DC, February 22, 2013 – Bread for the World welcomes an open dialogue between the Obama administration and Congress to identify the most efficient and effective approaches for providing life-saving assistance to millions of people around the world. Read more »

Bread for the World Celebrates State of the Union Address for Sparking New Debate about Opportunity

Washington, DC, February 13, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds the president’s State of the Union address and the Republican Party response for shifting the national debate from budget cuts to opportunity for everyone. Read more »

Cuts to Large Farm Subsidies Considered as Means to Avoid Sequester

Washington, DC, February 8, 2013 – Senate Democrats are crafting a proposal that would avoid automatic spending cuts to the federal budget through Sept.30, 2013. Read more »

Broad Immigration Reform Gains Traction; Hunger Rate Remains High Among Immigrants

Washington, DC, January 29, 2013 – Bread for the World is encouraged by bipartisan efforts in the Senate and by today’s statement from President Obama recognizing the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Immigrants have some of the highest food insecurity and poverty rates in the United States. Read more »

Bread for the World Institute Announces Launch of “Development Works” Resource

Washington, DC, January 14, 2013 – Bread for the World Institute has just released Development Works, a new resource highlighting the benefits of effective global development programs in the fight against hunger. Read more »

Fiscal Deal Minimizes Negative Impact on Poor People

Washington, DC, January 2, 2013 – Nearly 24 hours into 2013, Congress passed a last-minute deal to avoid sending the country over the fiscal cliff. Read more »

House to Vote on Foreign Aid Bill Today

Washington, DC, December 30, 2012 – Bread for the World applauds the vote on H.R. 3159, the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012. Scheduled for 6.30 p.m. today, this bipartisan legislation is an important step towards better efficiency among U.S. foreign aid programs. Read more »

Now That the Political Posturing Is Over, It's Time to Compromise

Washington, DC, December 24, 2012 – Bread for the World is disappointed by the breakdown in budget negotiations at the end of last week. Read more »

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