Bread for the World Applauds Congress for Passing Legislation that Supports the Nation’s Children and Low-Income Working Families
Washington, DC, December 2, 2010 – Bread for the World applauds the passage today of two critical pieces of legislation—final passage of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act and House passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010.
Hunger Report Highlights How a Bold U.S. Led-Initiative is Key to Building Resilience to Food Price Volatility
Washington, DC, November 22, 2010 – A new report released today by Bread for the World Institute focuses on the global response to the rise in hunger as a result of the 2008 food price crisis.
The report explores the role of the United States in mobilizing global commitments to increase investments in agriculture, food security, and nutrition in developing countries.
Washington, DC, November 15, 2010 – One in seven, or 14.7 percent, of American households suffered from food insecurity in 2009, according to the most recent data on hunger released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). While the numbers remain unchanged since 2008, they are still the highest recorded levels since the USDA first began publishing figures on food insecurity.
Bread for the World Joins with Chicago-Area African-American Churches to Explore Strategies to End Hunger
Chicago, IL, November 1, 2010 – Bread for the World invites area congregations, individuals, and media to learn more about how African-American churches in Chicago are answering the call to feed hungry people at Harvest for the World: Exploring Strategies to End Hunger with the African-American Church, Friday, November 5 – Saturday, November 6, 2010. The forum will feature lively discussions with representatives from Bread for the World and Chicago-area organizations about the connection between social justice work and the Gospel. Those discussions will include the African-American community’s responsibility toward international hunger issues (particularly in the African diaspora), the lack of affordable and nutritious food in the community, and how Bread for the World can encourage lawmakers to pass legislation that reflects the concerns of the Black church in the greater Chicago area.
Washington, DC, September 28, 2010 – Twenty-six senators are co-signers of Senate bill S. 3773—the Tax Hike Prevention Act—proposed by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The bill will take key tax credits away from low-income working families. It comes on the heels of today’s release of U.S. Census Bureau state poverty figures.
Washington, DC, September 22, 2010 – President Barack Obama today will announce a new directive on global development, according to senior administration officials. The presidential policy directive will provide a rational and more coherent policy that will work to reduce global poverty and ensure economic growth in poor countries.
Washington, DC, September 20, 2010 – Bread for the World answered the call to action to support “1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future,” an event convened in New York by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Irish Foreign Minister Micheal Martin. The campaign aims to educate people about the importance of good nutrition for mothers and children during the crucial 1,000-day window, a period that begins with a woman’s pregnancy and ends with her child’s second birthday.
Washington, DC, September 16, 2010 – Annual data released today by the U.S Census Bureau indicate almost 43.6 million Americans live in poverty, the highest number since record-keeping began in 1959. This is an increase of 3.7 million Americans in 2009.
Washington, DC, September 15, 2010 – New figures show that the number of hungry people in the world has dropped below 1 billion, but still remains unacceptably high. A report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) indicates that 925 million people will suffer from chronic hunger in 2010, compared to 1.02 billion last year.
Washington, DC, September 13, 2010 – Leading anti-hunger and poverty advocate Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and a 2010 World Food Prize laureate, will be available to comment on the government’s latest poverty data. The U.S. Census Bureau’s annual poverty figures, to be released Thursday, September 16, will show the biggest increase of Americans living in poverty since record-keeping began in 1959.