Washington, DC, November 16, 2011 – Today at noon, Bread for the World activists participated in a nationwide effort to form “human circles” around programs that help vulnerable people lift themselves out of poverty. Activists created “circles” in New York City, Portland, OR, Ft. Collins, CO, and the Washington cities of Tacoma, Vancouver, and Seattle. Read more »
Washington, DC, November 14, 2011 – Rev. David Beckmann, 2010 World Food Prize laureate and president of Bread for the World, addressed religious and social activists today at the fourth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference in North Carolina. Read more »
Washington, DC, November 10, 2011 – Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Governor Martin O’Malley will address a gathering of Bread for the World, Bread for the World Institute, and Alliance to End Hunger members in New York on Nov. 17. Read more »
Washington, DC, November 2, 2011 – Bread for the World’s President Rev. David Beckmann and other religious leaders will meet with senators today to urge policy makers to support poverty-focused development assistance (PFDA) programs in the federal budget. Read more »
Washington, DC, October 28, 2011 – The world’s population is expected to climb to 7 billion at the end of October, according to a United Nations report. The expected growth has increased concern that the number of hungry and poor people around the world will rise. Read more »
Washington, DC, October 14, 2011 – Bread for the World encourages congregations to renew their commitment to ending hunger and poverty on World Food Day by participating in Bread for the World Sunday this weekend. Read more »
Washington, DC, October 13, 2011 – At a press conference today in Des Moines, Rev. David Beckmann, 2010 World Food Prize laureate and president of Bread for the World, urged Congress to protect funding for poverty-focused development assistance and domestic social safety net programs. Read more »
Washington, DC, October 13, 2011 – Bread for the World congratulates Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) and other co-sponsors from both parties for introducing the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act. The bill will ensure that U.S. foreign assistance programs will be more transparent, accountable, and effective. Read more »
Washington, DC, September 22, 2011 – Annual state poverty data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal that the South continues to be disproportionately impacted by hunger and poverty. This news comes just one week after the Census Bureau reported that the U.S. poverty rate rose to 15.1 percent in 2010, up from 14.3 percent in 2009, with 46.2 million people living in poverty. Read more »
Washington, DC, September 20, 2011 – Bread for the World today called on Congress to protect funding for foreign assistance as world leaders gather at the United Nations for a high-level meeting on nutrition.
“The current crisis in the Horn of Africa is a stark reminder of why continued U.S. foreign assistance is needed to fight famine, hunger, and malnutrition,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and a World Food Prize laureate. “The key is to keep effective food aid and maternal and child nutrition programs at their current funding levels or increase them.” Read more »
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