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Global ‘Prayer Wave’ to End Hunger Takes Place as Congress Debates Further Food Stamp Cuts

Washington, DC, December 10, 2013 – As political and faith leaders join Pope Francis and the Circle of Protection in a global “wave of prayer” for an end of hunger today, Congress is finalizing a farm bill that could drastically harm hungry and poor people. Despite $11 billion in recent cuts to SNAP, formerly food stamps, the program faces billions more in potential cuts. Read more »

Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Support Aid for Africa in Honoring Nelson Mandela

New York, NY, December 6, 2013 – Bread for the World and leading pastors of the African-American Voices for Africa (AAVA) are celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in words and actions following his death yesterday. To continue Nelson Mandela’s legacy, Congress must robustly support life-saving humanitarian and poverty-focused development assistance. Read more »

Bread for the World Supports Speech on Poverty; Calls on President to Refuse Further Cuts to Food Stamps

Washington, DC, December 4, 2013 – Bread for the World supports President Obama’s speech today on poverty and income inequality. Read more »

Anti-Hunger Leader ProMedica to be Honored at New York Gala

Washington, DC, December 2, 2013 – ProMedica, a Toledo, Ohio-based nonprofit healthcare system, will be honored with the 2013 Alliance to End Hunger Partnership Award for its leadership in fighting hunger at the 10th Annual Gala to End Hunger, co-hosted by Bread for the World. Veteran journalist Bill Moyers will deliver this year’s keynote address. Read more »

Congressional Attempts to Weaken Social Safety Net Put Latinos at Risk

Washington, DC, November 26, 2013 – Bread for the World today released its annual analysis of hunger and poverty in the Latino community. The findings show that programs on the congressional chopping block, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), have prevented an increase in food insecurity in Latino households since the beginning of the recession in 2008. Read more »

New Report Warns that Reduced SNAP Funding Could Affect 6 Million Americans

Washington, DC, November 25, 2013 – In releasing the new 2014 Hunger Report today, Bread for the World warned that reducing funding for food stamps by $40 billion, as the House of Representatives is pushing to do, would increase hunger for six million Americans. Read more »

Bread for the World Celebrates Passage of Funding for AIDS Program

Washington, DC, November 21, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds Congress for passing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013. It extends important provisions and reporting requirements that will help strengthen the program, which has widely been credited for curtailing AIDS in Africa and other developing countries. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds Senate Committee Vote on Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act

Washington, DC, November 14, 2013 – Bread for the World is encouraged by today’s advancement of the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act (S. 1271), led by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.). Passed unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this legislation establishes guidelines to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance funds are administered in a transparent, accountable, and effective way. Read more »

New Supplemental Poverty Figures Affirm Need for Anti-Poverty Programs

Washington, DC, November 7, 2013 – The U.S. Census Bureau released its new Supplemental Poverty Measure yesterday, just five days after automatic cuts to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps) took effect. Read more »

Bread for the World Institute Earns 4-Star Charity Rating for Seventh Consecutive Year

Washington, DC, November 6, 2013 – For the seventh consecutive year, Bread for the World Institute has received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. This recognition positions the organization among the top 2 percent of all charities in the country. Read more »

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