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 »
Washington, DC, March 5, 2012 – Bread for the World’s 2012 Offering of Letters website now features useful online tools to help make anti-hunger advocacy easy and effective. The 2012 Offering of Letters urges members of Congress to create a circle of protection around programs that help hungry and poor people in this country and abroad lift themselves out of poverty. Read more »
Washington, DC, February 22, 2012 – Bread for the World announced today a new partnership with Asbury Theological Seminary of Wilmore, KY and Eastern University of St. David’s, PA, to produce an online curriculum for evangelical Christian seminaries and colleges on global poverty and foreign assistance. The coursework and its diverse resources will examine the connection between Christian advocacy and U.S. foreign assistance. Read more »
Washington, DC, February 17, 2012 – Bread for the World is pleased that Congress passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, which extends unemployment insurance benefits and the payroll tax cut through the end of 2012. Without the extension, nearly 4.5 million unemployed workers would have lost benefits before the end of the year. Read more »
Washington, DC, February 16, 2012 – Bread for the World today released its annual analysis of hunger and poverty in the African-American community, particularly among women and children. The analysis also looks at the impact of hunger on the U.S. economy in terms of lost productivity, reduced educational outcomes, and increased healthcare costs. Read more »
Washington, DC, February 13, 2012 – Bread for the World is pleased that President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal presents a fairly balanced approach to deficit reduction. The budget also protects important programs for hungry and poor people, creates jobs, and promotes economic mobility. Read more »
Washington, DC, February 2, 2012 – A panel of economists, policy makers, and a former food stamp recipient today stressed the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) as politicians attack its relevance during the ongoing election campaign. Read more »
Washington, DC, January 25, 2012 – Bread for the World affirms President Barack Obama’s emphasis on supporting programs that assist and create opportunities for all low-income families, as he expressed during his State of the Union address tonight. Read more »
Washington, DC, January 17, 2012 – Bread for the World today launched its 2012 Offering of Letters campaign to urge Congress this crucial year to create a circle of protection around programs vital to hungry and poor people.
“We thank God that the deficit-reduction decisions Congress and the president made in 2011 avoided most of the proposed deep cuts in programs that help struggling families make ends meet,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. Read more »
Washington, DC, December 23, 2011 – With Congress’ last-minute extension of unemployment benefits, Bread for the World is celebrating surprising success in avoiding cuts to programs focused on hungry and poor people over the course of 2011.
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