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Bread for the World Welcomes New Debate about Poverty

Washington, DC, January 8, 2014 – Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a “War on Poverty,” Bread for the World welcomes a new bipartisan debate about how to reduce poverty. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds Senate Vote on Emergency Unemployment

Washington, DC, January 7, 2014 – This morning the Senate took a major step in reinstating emergency unemployment benefits for 1.3 million unemployed workers. The Senate voted to consider S. 1845, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, by a vote of 60-37. Bread for the World urges the Senate and House to immediately pass this bill. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, federal unemployment insurance kept 1.7 million people out of poverty in 2012, including 446,000 children. Read more »

Budget Deal Makes Good on Some Issues; Leaves Unemployed Workers Out in the Cold

Washington, DC, December 19, 2013 – Bread for the World is concerned about the nearly 1.3 million U.S. workers who will lose unemployment insurance by Dec. 31 with the passage yesterday of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. However, the bill eases the budget brinksmanship and provides some necessary relief from sequestration. Read more »

Bread for the World Welcomes Congressional Budget Agreement

Washington, DC, December 11, 2013 – Bread for the World President David Beckmann issued the following statement in response to the announcement of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013: Read more »

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 »

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