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Bread for the World Campaign Encourages Christians to Use their Voice During Election Season

Washington, DC, October 24, 2012 – Bread for the World is launching a multifaceted campaign in Colorado and Florida to encourage Christians to engage in advocacy. With the help of the Eleison Group, Bread for the World is unveiling a series of Christian radio spots in both states. The campaign also includes sending email messages to more than 10 million Christian voters, urging them to ask President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney to make eliminating hunger and poverty a priority during their campaigns. Read more »

Bread for the World Honors the Legacy of Sen. George McGovern

Washington, DC, October 22, 2012 – Bread for the World joins the anti-hunger community in offering condolences to family and friends of the late George McGovern. The former U.S. senator and ambassador devoted much of his career to fighting for programs that support hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. Read more »

Bread for the World Encourages Congregations

Washington, DC, October 19, 2012 – With the elections just weeks away, Bread for the World urges congregations to renew their commitment to ending hunger and poverty by participating in Bread for the World Sunday on Oct. 21, 2012. Bread for the World Sunday is a chance for Christians to join thousands across the country in learning, teaching, praying, and acting on behalf of hungry people Read more »

World Food Prize Laureate Urges Presidential Candidates to Address Poverty Issues

Des Moines, IA, October 17, 2012 – David Beckmann, World Food Prize laureate and Bread for the World president, has urged the presidential candidates to speak about poverty as they define their positions on important issues. Read more »

Bread for the World Video Wins Top Prize at Cause-Driven Film Festival

Washington, DC, October 9, 2012 – “Stay,” Bread for the World’s documentary film on migration and poverty in rural Mexico, won “Best Short Film” at the “Lights. Camera. Help.” Film Festival last month. Read more »

Bread for the World Commends Obama Administration’s Designation of Cesar Chavez’s Home as a National Monument

Washington, DC, October 3, 2012 – Ricardo Moreno, national associate for Latino Relations at Bread for the World, lauds President Barack Obama’s designation of the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument. Read more »

New Documentary, The Line, Highlights Faces of America’s Poor and Elevates Poverty as an Election Issue

Washington, DC, September 26, 2012 – As part of a broader campaign to bring light to the new faces of poverty in the aftermath of the Great Recession, Bread for the World, in partnership with Sojourners, has produced a documentary film called The Line. The 40-minute film uncovers the emerging and entrenched faces of poverty in our country—such as a former banker and single father in the suburbs who now relies on a food pantry and an aging Louisiana fisherman whose shrimp business has been devastated by the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds Foreign Aid Reform Bill

Washington, DC, September 21, 2012 – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed legislation earlier this week that will improve the accountability and transparency of U.S. foreign assistance. “This bill is a victory for American taxpayers and for hungry and poor people around the world,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “It allows Americans to know exactly how their tax dollars are being used to support poor people around the world, and it makes foreign aid more transparent.” Read more »

Bread for the World PSA Urges African-Americans to Support Anti-Hunger Policies in Africa

Washington, DC, September 20, 2012 – Bread for the World Institute released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) that encourages African Americans to support programs that help African nations lead more prosperous, stable, and healthy lives. Read more »

Latinos Hit Hardest by Hunger and Poverty

Washington, DC, September 18, 2012 – Bread for the World today released its annual analysis of hunger and poverty in the Latino community. The analysis shows Hispanic families are more likely to suffer from hunger and poverty than any other group. Read more »

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