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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 »

Bread for the World Encourages Open Dialogue on Food Aid Reform

Washington, DC, February 22, 2013 – Bread for the World welcomes an open dialogue between the Obama administration and Congress to identify the most efficient and effective approaches for providing life-saving assistance to millions of people around the world. Read more »

Bread for the World Celebrates State of the Union Address for Sparking New Debate about Opportunity

Washington, DC, February 13, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds the president’s State of the Union address and the Republican Party response for shifting the national debate from budget cuts to opportunity for everyone. Read more »

Cuts to Large Farm Subsidies Considered as Means to Avoid Sequester

Washington, DC, February 8, 2013 – Senate Democrats are crafting a proposal that would avoid automatic spending cuts to the federal budget through Sept.30, 2013. Read more »

Broad Immigration Reform Gains Traction; Hunger Rate Remains High Among Immigrants

Washington, DC, January 29, 2013 – Bread for the World is encouraged by bipartisan efforts in the Senate and by today’s statement from President Obama recognizing the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Immigrants have some of the highest food insecurity and poverty rates in the United States. Read more »

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