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Now That the Political Posturing Is Over, It's Time to Compromise

Washington, DC, December 24, 2012 – Bread for the World is disappointed by the breakdown in budget negotiations at the end of last week. Read more »

Bread for the World Responds to Anticipated Vote on Plan B

Washington, DC, December 20, 2012 – Bread for the World president Rev. David Beckmann released the following statement today in advance of the House of Representatives’ approaching votes on H.J. Res 66 (also known as “Plan B”) and H.R. 6684 (the Spending Reduction Act of 2012). Read more »


Washington, DC, December 19, 2012 – As political leaders near a deal, religious leaders call for Republicans and Democrats to adhere to the basic moral principle of protecting programs that serve low-income people. Read more »

New Global Partnerships Act Aims to Modernize U.S. Foreign Assistance

Washington, DC, December 12, 2012 – The Global Partnerships Act of 2012 is the major rewrite of the Foreign Assistance Act originally passed in 1961 during Pres. John F. Kennedy’s term. Read more »

Obama and Boehner Budget Proposals Both Fail to Explicitly Protect Poor People

Washington, DC, December 6, 2012 – Bread for the World commends the Obama deficit reduction proposal for apparently avoiding cuts to programs for hungry and poor people, but criticizes both the Obama and Boehner proposals for failing to include the principle that deficit reduction should not increase poverty. Read more »

Hunger Report Calls on U.S. Leadership to End Hunger Within a Generation

Washington, DC, November 19, 2012 – A new report issued today by the Bread for the World Institute reveals the extraordinary progress many countries around the world have made in achieving the development goals they agreed to 12 years ago. However, programs that support these efforts could be derailed, depending on the outcome of ongoing U.S. negotiations to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The United States is the largest provider of poverty-focused development assistance programs in absolute terms. These effective programs are at risk in these negotiations. Read more »

International Development Experts Join Bread for the World Institute in Calling on President Obama to Set a Goal for Ending Global Hunger

Washington, DC, November 15, 2012 – In 2015, leaders are expected to decide on a new set of global development goals to follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 2013 Hunger Report calls for a renewed push to meet the MDGs in the next three years and a dedicated commitment to ending hunger and poverty after 2015. Read more »

Bread for the World Joins Global Network of Farmers in Ending Hunger

Washington, DC, November 14, 2012 – Bread for the World has joined the Food Resource Bank (FRB) in supporting international communities as they address hunger and poverty through agricultural development. Read more »

Bread for the World Institute Hosts High-Level Meeting Among African-American Leaders to Advocate for African Development

Washington, DC, November 14, 2012 – Bread for the World Institute is hosting a group of approximately 30 African-American religious leaders in Washington, D.C., to discuss African development and U.S. poverty-focused foreign assistance. Read more »

Bread for the World & The Alliance to End Hunger To Celebrate Champions In The Fight To End World Hunger at NY Gala

New York, NY, November 8, 2012 – Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will address a gathering of Bread for the World, Bread for the World Institute and Alliance to End Hunger members in New York City on Nov. 15. During the evening Cargill will receive the Alliance to End Hunger Partnership Award from Ambassador Tony Hall, Executive Director of the Alliance, for its work to combat hunger around the world. The award will be presented to Greg Page, Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The recent damage inflicted on vulnerable people by Hurricane Sandy is evidence why the work being done by USAID, Cargill, Bread for the World, Bread for the World Institute and Alliance to End Hunger is so crucial. Read more »

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