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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 »

2011 Census Data Reveals More than 16 Million Children Still Poor

Washington, DC, September 12, 2012 – The U.S. Census Bureau released annual poverty figures today, revealing that 15 percent of Americans—including one in five children—lived in poverty in 2011. Read more »

Federal Safety Net Programs Prove Vital as Number of Hungry Americans Remains High

Washington, DC, September 5, 2012 – New data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveal that 14.9 percent of American households—including one in six Americans—suffered from food insecurity in 2011. Food insecure households are those that struggle to put food on the table and often don’t know where their next meal will come from. In 2011, 16.7 million children lived in such households. Read more »

New Analysis Compares African-American Hunger and Poverty with Circumstances in African Nations

Washington, DC, August 16, 2012 – Bread for the World released a new analysis today exploring connections between hunger and poverty in the African-American community to that in Africa. The analysis, titled “Shared History, Shared Experiences: Hunger and Poverty Among African-Americans and Africans,” compares hunger and poverty in three African nations to that in U.S. states of similar sizes. Read more »

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