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New International Food Aid Bill will Improve Lives of Poor Mothers and Children

Washington, DC, June 8, 2012 – The House Committee on Foreign Affairs passed H.R. 4141, the Donald M. Payne International Food Assistance Improvement Act of 2012. Bread for the World is pleased that the bill received bipartisan support and highlights the importance of nutrition during the critical 1,000-day window during pregnancy and a child’s second birthday. Read more »

Young Religious Activists to Learn Advocacy Skills at Bread for the World Training

Washington, DC, June 4, 2012 – Young pastors and other church workers from around the country will learn how to be powerful advocates and effective leaders in the fight to end hunger in the United States and abroad. The training, to be held June 9-12 in Washington, DC, will include inspiring speakers, informative workshops, opportunities to network with other like-minded colleagues, and an opportunity to lobby members of Congress on Capitol Hill. Read more »

Bread for the World Commends U.S. Leadership on Global Food and Nutrition Security but Says G-8 Declaration Falls Short

Washington, DC, May 21, 2012 – Bread for the World is disappointed that during the recent G-8 Summit at Camp David, MD, leaders of the world’s richest countries failed to secure a solid commitment to maintain funding levels to reduce hunger and malnutrition. Read more »

Bread Commends Obama’s Historic Speech to End Hunger and Malnutrition

Washington, DC, May 18, 2012 – Bread for the World applauds President Barack Obama’s historic speech on hunger today, during which he announced a new partnership to speed efforts to end hunger and improve child nutrition around the world. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges G-8 Leaders to Meet Global Food and Nutrition Security Commitments

Washington, DC, May 17, 2012 – As world leaders gather for the G8 Summit at Camp David, MD, on May 18-19, Bread for the World is urging them to fulfill their $22 billion pledge to reduce global hunger and improve food and nutrition security. Read more »

World Leaders Convene to Address Global Crisis of Child Malnutrition

Washington, DC, May 17, 2012 – In advance of the G-8 Summit at Camp David this weekend, U.S. and world leaders met on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. today to assess efforts to combat child malnutrition. Read more »

House Bill Neglects Hungry and Poor People and Will Likely Increase Poverty

Washington, DC, May 10, 2012 – Bread for the World is disappointed that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill today that will further devastate the lives of hungry and poor Americans. The House approved the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act in a party-line 218-199 vote. Read more »

Hunger and Poverty Rises among Older Americans amid Cuts to Safety-Net Programs

Washington, DC, May 9, 2012 – More than 5 million older Americans struggle to put food on the table, and another 3.5 million live in poverty, according to new analysis from Bread for the World. Read more »

Christian Leaders Tell Congress that Feeding Hungry People is not the Sole Responsibility of the Church

Washington, DC, April 26, 2012 – Pastors and religious leaders from various sized congregations today shared their concern about proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). The House of Representatives recently recommended cutting more than $169 billion from the SNAP program. Some representatives argued that feeding hungry people is really the work of the churches. Read more »

Bread for the World Disappointed by Proposed Senate Cuts to Anti-Hunger Program

Washington, DC, April 24, 2012 – Bread for the World is extremely disappointed that the Senate Agriculture Committee is recommending cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) as they negotiate the Farm Bill, which funds SNAP. Read more »

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