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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 »

Bread for the World Applauds Malnutrition Focus at the Olympics Global Hunger Event

Washington, DC, August 13, 2012 – On the final day of the Olympics, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer hosted a high-level meeting to highlight child malnutrition. Read more »

“In Short Supply” to Be Shown at United Nations Association Film Festival

Washington, DC, August 7, 2012 – Bread for the World’s recent film, “In Short Supply: Small Farmers and the Struggle to Deliver Healthy Food to Your Plate,” will be shown during the 2012 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), Oct. 18-28, 2012 in the San Francisco Bay area. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds Effort to Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries

Washington, DC, August 2, 2012 – This week, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the Economic Growth and Development Act (H.R. 6178/S.3495) to strengthen alignment and coordination between U.S. development programs and the private sector. Read more »

Christian Leaders Call for Extension of Improved EITC and CTC Benefits

Washington, DC, August 1, 2012 – Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, joined other national Christian leaders today in urging Congress to continue the current Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) benefit levels. Read more »

Speaker Boehner Includes One-Year Extension of Farm Bill in Disaster Relief Bill

Washington, DC, July 30, 2012 – The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) disaster relief bill that includes a one-year extension of the farm bill. The bill offsets disaster payments with cuts to direct payments and protects funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and international food aid. Read more »

Religious Groups Thank Hilary Clinton for her Work on Child and Maternal Health and Nutrition

Washington, DC, July 27, 2012 – Bread for the World joined representatives from Church Women United to thank Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her work with the 1,000 Days movement. The organizations delivered a petition featuring over 5,000 signatures to Jonathan Shrier, Special Representative for Food Security, to present to Secretary Clinton. Read more »

Faithful Tax Policy Action Guide Urges Lawmakers to Consider Tax Revenues in Deficit Reduction Efforts

Washington, DC, July 25, 2012 – Bread for the World now features a new Faithful Tax Policy action guide. The resource combines Bread’s specific public policy recommendations with underlying biblical principles. Read more »

Bread for the World Offers New Online Resources to Help Christians Make an Impact During Election Season

Washington, DC, July 24, 2012 – Bread for the World released new election resources to help shape candidates’ agendas during election season. The new Elections 2012 page features tools to help Christians make informed decisions and elevate hunger and poverty as priorities as the 2012 election approaches. Read more »

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