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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 »

New Christian Study Guide Helps Congregations Discuss U.S. Farm Policies

Washington, DC, December 1, 2011 – Bread for the World Institute now offers a Christian Study Guide for engaging congregations and small groups in informative conversations about the 2012 Hunger Report, “Rebalancing Act: Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policies.” Read more »

Bread for the World Calls for Protection Of Anti-Poverty Programs as Super Committee Talks End

Washington, DC, November 21, 2011 – Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, issued this statement tonight soon after the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (or Super Committee) announced it was unable to agree on cuts needed to reduce the federal deficit. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds Congressional Leaders for Protecting Vulnerable People from Deep Budget Cuts

Washington, DC, November 18, 2011 – Bread for the World applauds both houses of Congress for passing the fiscal year 2012 agriculture appropriations bill (H.R. 2112) yesterday without major cuts to programs that are vital to hungry and poor people. Read more »

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