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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 »

Bread for the World Outraged by Cuts to Anti-Hunger Program

Washington, DC, April 18, 2012 – Bread for the World is infuriated by the House Agriculture Committee’s decision today to slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) by more than $35 billion. Read more »

Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Support Tax Credits that Help Low-Income Californians Lift Themselves out of Poverty

Los Angeles, April 17, 2012 – Bread for the World and California faith and community leaders came together today to highlight the importance of tax credits for low-income families, and to urge Congress to support programs that help poor and hungry Californians. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds New Food Aid Bill

Washington, DC, March 28, 2012 – The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights today passed HR 4141, the Donald M. Payne International Food Assistance Improvement Act of 2012. As it moves to the full committee, Bread for the World urges the entire House Foreign Affairs committee to pass the bill as soon as possible. Read more »

Bread for the World Sponsors 10th Annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Washington, DC, March 22, 2012 – Bread for the World will sponsor the 10th Annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice, March 23-26, 2012, in Washington, DC. This year’s gathering—called “Is This the Fast I Seek?”—will bring people of faith to the nation’s capital to discuss the economy, our livelihoods, and our national priorities through the lens of Isaiah 58. Read more »

Reducing Global Hunger and Improving Child Nutrition Starts with Leveling the Field for Women Farmers

Washington, DC, March 22, 2012 – In the developing world, women make up the majority of small farmers. In Africa, more than 60 percent of farmers are women; in Asia, 70 percent are women. Bread for the World Institute today released new analysis on how promoting gender equality in agriculture can help reduce global hunger and improve nutrition. Read more »

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