Washington, DC, September 7, 2011 – More than one in five children in the United States lives in a family that struggles to put food on the table, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Latino children of immigrants are even more likely to be at risk of hunger, according to by Bread for the World Institute. More than 30 percent of Latino children live in households where they don’t get enough to eat, and a third of Latino families rely on food banks to help feed their families.
Washington, DC, September 7, 2011 – New hunger data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveal 14.5 percent of American households suffered from food insecurity in 2010. Though the figures are virtually unchanged from 2009 (14.7 percent) and 2008 (14.6 percent), they are still the highest on record since the USDA began publishing food insecurity data. More than one in five children lives in households that struggle to put food on the table.
Washington, DC, August 29, 2011 – Bread for the World President David Beckmann will address students, faculty, and staff on August 31, 2011, as part of Belmont University’s fall 2011 Spiritual Development Speakers Series.
The series will feature a diverse roster of renowned authors, academics, poets, sociologists, advocates, and religious leaders lending their unique perspectives on wealth and poverty.
Bread for the World and Link TV Documentary Highlights Innovative Programs that Alleviate Global Hunger
Washington, DC, August 9, 2011 – Bread for the World has partnered with independent nonprofit broadcaster Link TV to produce a new television documentary special called “ViewChange: Challenging Hunger,” featuring stories that illustrate the importance and success of hunger programs supported by U.S. foreign aid assistance. The program premiers online today at www.bread.org and www.ViewChange.org.
Washington, DC, August 2, 2011 – Bread for the World is thankful President Barack Obama and congressional leaders have reached a debt ceiling deal that will prevent default, but cautions there is still work to be done to protect hungry and poor people from potential cuts to discretionary spending.
Washington, DC, August 2, 2011 – With the worst drought in 60 years hitting the Horn of Africa, Bread for the World urges U.S. lawmakers to protect—not cut—international food aid in the ongoing budget debates. The United States must also increase its emergency response to the region and ensure that resources to invest in long-term development are protected.
Washington, DC, July 29, 2011 – Bread for the World led a vigil on Capitol Hill today to pray that Congress will pass a budget that protects vulnerable people in the United States and around the world. The vigil is part of the Washington Inter-Religious Staff Council’s (WISC) faithful budget campaign, which involves daily public prayers. “In the ongoing debt ceiling and budget debate, hungry and poor people have been left out of the discussion,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World.
Bread for the World Urges Congress to Put Hungry and Poor People Back in the Debt Ceiling Discussion
Washington, DC, July 26, 2011 – In the ongoing debt ceiling and budget debate, hungry and poor people have been left out. Bread for the World issued the following statement: “Defaulting on our financial obligations will not only be disastrous for the global economy but also for the millions of hungry and poor families in the United States and around the world,” said Rev. David Beckmann of Bread for the World.
Washington, DC, July 21, 2011 – The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved late last night two reform-focused amendments authored by Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX02) during the first day of the mark-up of the FY2012 Foreign Relations Authorization Act.
Religious Leaders Meet with President and ask Him to form ‘Circle of Protection’ around Programs for those in Need
Washington, DC, July 20, 2011 – In a meeting this afternoon with President Barack Obama and senior White House staff, national Christian leaders asked the president to protect funding for programs for hungry and poor people in the ongoing budget debate and in any deal concerning the default crisis.