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House Resolution Highlights the Importance of United States Leadership to Scaling Up Nutrition

Washington, DC, June 17, 2013 – This statement is delivered on behalf of the following organizations: Bread for the World, ChildFund International, International Medical Corps, RESULTS, Save the Children, and World Food Program USA. Read more »

Senate Approves Drastic Cuts to SNAP

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – Yesterday, the Senate passed its version of the farm bill, which included $4.1 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program). Read more »

Why the Farm Bill Matters

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – Last year, the Senate approved a major piece of agricultural policy, commonly known as the "Farm Bill," only to see it die in the Republican-led House. This year, legislators are at it again. Read more »

Why immigrants emigrate: U.S. foreign assistance and migration policy

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – This month the United States Senate will begin debate on what would be the most far-reaching reforms to U.S. immigration policy in 50 years. The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in May on a vote of 13-5. The bipartisan support in committee has given the proposal momentum as the full Senate takes up the bill. Read more »

The Human Cost of Empty Promises

Washington, DC, June 10, 2013 – We now know what needs to be done and when, so why the inaction? The G8 summit in Northern Ireland is a real opportunity to tackle hunger. Read more »

Bread for the World Supports Global Commitments to Scaling Up Nutrition for Women and Children

Washington, DC, June 10, 2013 – Today in Washington, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah reaffirmed the U.S. Government’s financial commitment to addressing maternal and child malnutrition and committed to building a partnership with U.S. NGOs to leverage private resources in this fight. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds New U.S. Commitments to Scaling up Nutrition at London Nutrition for Growth Conference

Washington, DC, June 8, 2013 – Today in London, the British government, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and the Government of Brazil co-hosted a summit on global nutrition called, “Nutrition for Growth: Beating Hunger through Business and Science.” Read more »

New Findings in the Lancet Series Reveal Half of All Child Deaths are Caused by Malnutrition

Washington, DC, June 6, 2013 – Global leaders met today in London to launch the Lancet’s “2013 Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition.” This new four-part series is a much-anticipated follow-up to their landmark 2008 set of papers that elevated nutrition on the agenda of global health and development leaders. Those reports identified the critical 1,000-day window between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday as the most significant indicator of lifelong nutrition, growth, and achievement. Read more »

Congress: There should be a place at the table for everyone

Washington, DC, June 6, 2013 – The table is a natural and powerful symbol of community. Families and people in unity often gather around a table. Jesus met with his disciples around tables to share his teachings and fellowship. Read more »

Anti-Hunger Advocates Gather in the Nation’s Capital to Promote Food Justice

Washington, DC, June 5, 2013 – Bread for the World’s 2013 National Gathering kicks off this weekend in Washington, D.C. Held at the Mead Center for American Theater, the four-day event will bring anti-hunger advocates from across the country to learn about hunger and poverty, to find fellowship with other activists, and to promote food justice in the halls of Congress. Read more »

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