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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 »

Bread for the World’s Online Resources Help Fight Hunger

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 »

Evangelical Institutions Partner with Bread for the World to Create Foreign Assistance Curriculum

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 »

Bread for the World Applauds Extension of Unemployment Insurance Benefits

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 »

African-American Women and Children Suffer Most from Hunger and Poverty

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 »

President Obama’s Budget Outlines Continued Commitment to Hunger

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 »

Experts Emphasize Importance of SNAP Benefits in Recession

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 »

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