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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 »

Bread for the World Urges Congress to Protect Food Stamps and Improve International Food Aid in the Farm Bill

Washington, DC, October 30, 2013 – As millions of families brace for automatic cuts to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps), members of the House and Senate meet today to finalize a farm bill that will impact vital anti-hunger programs—specifically SNAP and international food aid. Read more »

Bread for the World Commends Bipartisan Effort to Avert Financial Crisis, Calls for End to Sequestration

Washington, DC, October 17, 2013 – Bread for the World is relieved that the government has re-opened and the country avoided ruining its creditworthiness, but warns that the automatic cuts known as sequestration will continue to harm the working poor and struggling families. Read more »

Bread for the World Calls for Sustained U.S. Leadership as New Data Shows Hunger Remains High

Washington, DC, October 2, 2013 – The number of chronically hungry people all over the world has dropped by 26 million, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Still, hunger in both the United States and around the world remains high. Read more »

Faith Leaders Denounce Brinkmanship As Budget, Debt Ceiling Deadlines Loom

Washington, DC, September 30, 2013 – On the eve of a possible shutdown of the U.S. government, religious leaders denounced the political brinkmanship prevailing in Congress today. Read more »

Bread for the World is Outraged by the House Vote on the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act

Washington, DC, September 19, 2013 – Bread for the World is outraged by the House of Representatives’ decision to approve deep cuts to the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act (H.R. 3102), which includes nearly $40 billion in cuts to SNAP over the next 10 years, passed by a vote of 217 to 210. The bill will leave nearly 4 million Americans hungry, and 210,000 children without school lunches. Read more »

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