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Bread for the World Celebrates Food-Aid Reform Victory

Washington, DC, June 12, 2014 – Bread for the World applauds yesterday’s passage of a House spending bill amendment related to food-aid reform. The passage of the amendment is a victory in Bread’s efforts to urge Congress to reform U.S. food-aid programs and signals continued bipartisan support for reform of these programs. Read more »

Bread for the World Members Head to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Immigration and Food-Aid Reform

Washington, DC, June 10, 2014 – Participants in Bread for the World’s 2014 Lobby Day visited Capitol Hill today to advocate for policies that help hungry people. They urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform and reject harmful changes to U.S. food-aid programs. Read more »

Activists to Seek Important Reforms for Hungry and Poor People at Annual Lobby Day

Washington, DC, June 4, 2014 – Anti-hunger activists from across the country will storm the nation’s capital June 10, 2014, for Bread for the World’s annual Lobby Day to advocate for important reforms to U.S. food-aid programs and immigration laws. Read more »

Bread for the World’s 40th Anniversary Lays Groundwork for Ending Hunger

Washington, DC, June 1, 2014 – Bread for the World will continue its 40th anniversary celebration with the much-anticipated National Gathering and Lobby Day June 9-10 in Washington, D.C. Under the theme “Bread Rising: Working Together to End Hunger by 2030,” the events will take place at Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007. Read more »

A Victory for Food-Aid Reform

Washington, DC, May 23, 2014 – Thanks to advocates, the Johanns-Leahy Amendment passed the appropriations committee markup yesterday. The Senate Appropriations Committee is considering its fiscal year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill, and Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced an amendment to provide $35 million for food-aid reform efforts. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds First-Ever USAID Nutrition Strategy

Washington, DC, May 22, 2014 – Today at the Chicago Council Global Food Security 2014 event in Washington, D.C., Dr. Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), made good on his promise to launch the agency’s first-ever global nutrition strategy. The release of this strategy comes just one year after being announced at an event cohosted by Bread for the World and Concern Worldwide. Read more »

Bread for the World Commends U.S. Leadership on Global Hunger Amid Threats to Food Aid

Washington, DC, May 20, 2014 – As some members of Congress threaten to set progress back in U.S. food-aid programs with their efforts to benefit U.S. shipping companies, Bread for the World today commended U.S. leadership in ending hunger and called for the strengthening of programs that help to reduce malnutrition and spur development worldwide. Read more »

Bread for the World will Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Performance of Lazarus

Washington, DC, May 20, 2014 – Bread for the World will kick off its 40th anniversary celebration with a performance of Lazarus: The Musical at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium on May 31, 2014. The musical is based on the New Testament parable in Luke 16 about a poor man at a rich man’s gate. Read more »

Hunger Among Seniors on the Rise

Washington, DC, May 15, 2014 – A Bread for the World analysis released today indicates that hunger among senior Americans is on the rise. However, federal nutrition programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) have helped slow the increase in hunger among this age group. Read more »

Bread for the World Delivers Mother’s Day Message to Speaker Boehner: Preserve Families, Pass Immigration Reform

Washington, DC, May 9, 2014 – Today, Bread for the World staff delivered a Mother’s Day card to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), urging him to bring immigration reform to a vote in the House of Representatives and fix the system that is tearing families apart. The Mother’s Day card was signed by more than 3,300 people, many of whom shared their own stories. Read more »      En Español »

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