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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 »

Bread for the World Calls for Protection of Anti-Poverty Program

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 »

Bread for the World Launches Campaign to Protect Anti-Poverty Programs during Election Year

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 »

People of Faith Succeed in Curtailing Cuts to Programs for Vulnerable People

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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Failure to Extend Unemployment Benefits
Could Push More Americans into Poverty

Washington, DC, December 21, 2011 – Nearly 2 million Americans will lose unemployment benefits in January 2012. Many will be forced into poverty as the House fails to extend unemployment benefits.

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New U.S. Budget Will Continue to Support Poor and Hungry People

Washington, DC, December 17, 2011 – Congress passed legislation today that will keep the federal government from shutting down and allow the United States to continue to lift people around the world from hunger and poverty in fiscal year 2012.

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Hollywood Celebrities Urge Fans to Support Bread for the World

Washington, DC, December 2, 2011 – Actors Kevin Bacon and John Stamos will ask their fans to make donations to Bread for the World, one of their favorite hunger organizations. The request is part of a holiday hunger fundraising campaign organized by Bacon’s charitable initiative, SixDegrees.org, in partnership with Network for Good. Read more »

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