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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 »

House Budget Proposal Threatens Programs for Hungry and Poor People

Washington, DC, March 20, 2012 – Bread for the World is deeply disappointed that the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal released today by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee, makes deep cuts to programs for hungry and poor people at home and around the world. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges Congress to Safeguard Nutrition Programs in the Farm Bill

Washington, DC, March 14, 2012 – As the Senate concludes its last farm bill hearing today, Bread for the World is asking members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to protect critical nutrition programs that meet the needs of millions of struggling American families. Read more »

Bread for the World Mourns the Death of Hunger Champion Rep. Donald Payne

Washington, DC, March 6, 2012 – Bread for the World sends prayers and condolences to the family and constituents of Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ). He died today of complications from colon cancer. “Congressman Payne’s death is a huge loss to the hunger community,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “Rep. Payne served on Bread for the World’s board for five years. He was a dedicated public servant who was a champion for human rights and used his political influence to help change the lives of hungry and poor people here and around the world.” Read more »

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