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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 »

Bread for the World Celebrates Advocacy Victory in Passage of Bill That Excludes Food Transportation Increase

Washington, DC, December 11, 2014 – Bread for the World is celebrating a victory in Congress today that benefits people who are hungry around the world through U.S. food aid. Congress passed a bill funding the Coast Guard for 2015 that rolled back proposals to increase subsidies to the world’s largest shipping companies to ship U.S. food aid. Read more »

Bread Welcomes House Passage of Feed the Future Legislation

Washington, DC, December 11, 2014 – Bread for the World welcomes the passage last night by the House of Representatives to authorize the government's Feed the Future initiative. Bread urges the Senate to pass a similar bill before it adjourns this week. Read more »

Bread Welcomes Funding for Federal Government in 2015

Washington, DC, December 10, 2014 – Bread for the World welcomes last night’s introduction of a $1.01 trillion spending bill in the House of Representatives that funds most of the federal government through September 2015. The bill is expected to pass in the next couple of days. Read more »

New Report Shows Discrimination Against Women is Major Cause of Persistent Hunger

Washington, DC, November 24, 2014 – The 2015 Hunger Report, When Women Flourish…We Can End Hunger, released today by Bread for the World Institute, identifies the empowerment of women and girls as essential in ending hunger, extreme poverty, and malnutrition around the world and in the United States. Read more »

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