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Bread for the World Urges Lawmakers to Look at Forces Driving Unauthorized Migration

Washington, DC, July 8, 2014 – Bread for the World urges lawmakers to look closer at push factors of unauthorized migration and ways U.S. policy can address those drivers. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges Congress to Address Push Factors of Immigration, Not Border Security

Washington, DC, July 1, 2014 – Bread for the World urges lawmakers to address push factors of undocumented migration to the United States over border security in light of President Obama’s promise to move forward with executive action on immigration reform yesterday. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds Presbyterians for Efforts to Increase Maternal and Child Nutrition

Washington, DC, June 25, 2014 – In a resolution to its governing body, the denomination voted to uphold and advocate for nutrition for women and children during the critical 1,000-day window between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday. Read more »

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 »

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