Washington, DC, June 10, 2010 – Bread for the World applauds U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, for introducing the “Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act” today.
Washington, DC, June 8, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will authorize $5 million in funding to feed hungry and poor families in the United States under the new Hunger-Free Community grants program. In its 2005 Offering of Letters, Bread for the World members urged Congress to pass the Hunger-Free Communities Act, which Congress passed as part of the 2008 farm bill.
Washington, DC, May 26, 2010 – Bread for the World announced it has expanded its partnership with JustFaith Ministries, strengthening both groups’ capacity to mobilize Christians to end hunger.
Washington, DC, May 25, 2010 – Asian-Pacific Americans fare better than the general U.S. population in many poverty and social indicators, according to analysis released today by Bread for the World Institute. “Poverty and Social Indicators among Asian-Americans” examines the latest data on hunger, poverty, and immigration in this growing ethnic community.
Wheaton, IL, May 20, 2010 – Nearly 100 evangelical Christians came to Wheaton College to discuss the biblical, theological, and experiential grounding for a Christian understanding of the government’s role in addressing global poverty.
Washington, DC, May 20, 2010 – President Barack Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton are mobilizing an international effort to reduce world hunger, mainly by helping poor farmers around the world increase their food production.
Washington, DC, May 17, 2010 – Dozens of Christian activists from various denominations will participate in Bread for the World’s annual Lobby Day on June 15.
Washington, DC, May 12, 2010 – Bread for the World President Rev. David Beckmann will be presented with an honorary doctor of civil law degree on May 15 from Sewanee, The University of the South.
Washington, DC, May 10, 2010 – A solid majority of Congress has signed a letter supporting the reauthorization of child nutrition programs at $1 billion a year—acknowledging the tremendous need of hungry children around the country. The letter, signed by 221 members of Congress, has been sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Washington, DC, May 4, 2010 – A draft copy of the Presidential Study Directive on Global Development, leaked yesterday to the media, highlights the Obama administration's goal to make U.S. foreign assistance more effective and accountable.