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President Obama’s FY 2014 Budget Demonstrates Compromise; Includes Positive Food Aid Reforms

Washington, DC, April 10, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds President Barack Obama’s FY 2014 budget for reducing deficits while largely protecting programs for hungry and poor people. Released today, the budget reflects a serious attempt at compromise by balancing tough spending cuts with additional revenue. Read more »

Providing a Place at the Table for All People Will Be the Focus of Bread for the World's 2013 National Gathering

Washington, DC, April 9, 2013 – Bread for the World invites members and anti-hunger advocates from around the country to Washington, D.C., June 8-11 for the 2013 National Gathering. The organization’s premier event features renowned preachers, high-level government officials, members of Congress, development and nutrition experts, and other well-known speakers—presiding over worship, delivering legislative information, engaging participants in anti-hunger advocacy, and more. Read more »

Senate Budget Resolution Largely Protects Hungry and Poor People

Washington, DC, March 25, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds the U.S. Senate for passing a fiscal year 2014 budget resolution that generally protects programs that help people who are hungry. Read more »

Bread for the World Encouraged by Passage of FY 2013 Continuing Resolution

Washington, DC, March 22, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds the passage of the fiscal year 2013 continuing resolution. Read more »

USAID Report Highlights Important Progress in Foreign Assistance Reform

Washington, DC, March 20, 2013 – Washington, DC, March 20, 2013 – Bread for the World is encouraged by the USAID Forward progress report released today by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The report outlines advances the agency has made toward streamlining development programs and organizational structure—part of a series of reforms initiated by President Obama during his first term. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges Congress to Balance the Budget Without Cutting Vital Programs

Washington, DC, March 15, 2013 – Bread for the World is encouraged that lawmakers in the House and Senate are working to balance our nation’s budget. The faith-based anti-hunger organization urges both chambers to work together on a solution that protects programs that help people in need. Read more »

Bread for the World Celebrates Election of Pope Francis

Washington, DC, March 14, 2013 – Washington, DC, March 14, 2013 – Bread for the World is encouraged that the Catholic Church has chosen Pope Francis as its new leader. Bread president, Rev. David Beckmann, released this statement today: Read more »

Bread for the World and Participant Media Announce Joint Launch of “A Place at the Table”

Washington, DC, February 26, 2013 – Washington, DC, Feb. 26, 2013–Bread for the World and Participant Media are pleased to announce their alliance for the release of A Place at the Table: Bread for the World’s 2013 Offering of Letters and the documentary film A Place at the Table. The Offering of Letters campaign and the film, which share the same name, will both launch on March 1, 2013. Read more »

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 »

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