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Beckmann Given Anti-Poverty Award by National Latino Evangelical Coalition

Washington, DC, March 31, 2015 – The National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) has honored Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, with its Anti-Poverty Champion Award for his leadership in advocacy efforts to end hunger in the United States and globally. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds Reintroduction of Global Food Security Act in House

Washington, DC, March 25, 2015 – Bread for the World welcomes yesterday’s reintroduction of H.R. 1567, the Global Food Security Act, in the House of Representatives and the ways it will help end hunger. Read more »

Bread for the World President Testifies on Capitol Hill on Development Aid

Washington, DC, March 25, 2015 – Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, testified today before the House Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, urging its members to fully fund poverty-focused development assistance in the fiscal year 2016 budget. Read more »

New Congressional Budget Proposals Cut 220 Meals a Year from SNAP Participants

Washington, DC, March 19, 2015 – Bread for the World today warned both the House and Senate not to enact harmful fiscal year 2016 budget cuts that would jeopardize the availability of healthy and nutritious meals for adults and children. Read more »

Bread for the World Welcomes Legislation to Help Returning Citizens Gain Employment

Washington, DC, March 12, 2015 – Bread for the World welcomes the anti-hunger and anti-poverty initiatives included in the Senate’s proposed Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act of 2015 (REEDEEM Act). Read more »

African-Americans Disproportionately Affected by Hunger Despite Economic Upturn

Washington, DC, February 20, 2015 – African-Americans continue to suffer disproportionately high rates of hunger and poverty despite the growing economy, according to a new analysis released today by Bread for the World. The shortage of good, stable jobs and the impact of mass incarceration on the community continues to worsen the situation. Read more »

Senate Introduces Legislation to Ease Reentry Process for Returning Citizens

Washington, DC, February 11, 2015 – Today, the Senate introduced legislation that could help ease the reentry process for the formerly incarcerated. Mass incarceration is a hunger issue. For many returning citizens, the prospect of integrating themselves back into their communities is daunting, leading some to fall into poverty. Read more »

President’s Budget Proposes Investments in Human Capital

Washington, DC, February 3, 2015 – President Obama released his budget on Monday, which includes proposals for making the 2009 earned income tax credit (EITC) and child tax credit (CTC) improvements permanent, and reforming U.S. food aid to make it more flexible and reach millions more people. These are crucial government mechanisms for fighting hunger at home and abroad. The budget also aims to end sequestration, which is scheduled to return in 2016. Read more »

Bread for the World Launches Campaign to Reauthorize Child Nutrition Programs

Washington, DC, January 29, 2015 – Bread for the World launched its 2015 Offering of Letters: Feed Our Children campaign today, urging Congress to strengthen national child nutrition programs when the law governing them comes up for reauthorization this year. Read more »

President Obama Commits to Investing in Families

Washington, DC, January 21, 2015 – In his penultimate state of the union address, President Obama stressed the importance of tax credits for working families, fair wages, eliminating the gender gap, and making childcare affordable. Read more »

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