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Senate Approves Drastic Cuts to SNAP

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – Yesterday, the Senate passed its version of the farm bill, which included $4.1 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program). Read more »

Why immigrants emigrate: U.S. foreign assistance and migration policy

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – This month the United States Senate will begin debate on what would be the most far-reaching reforms to U.S. immigration policy in 50 years. The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in May on a vote of 13-5. The bipartisan support in committee has given the proposal momentum as the full Senate takes up the bill. Read more »

Why the Farm Bill Matters

Washington, DC, June 11, 2013 – Last year, the Senate approved a major piece of agricultural policy, commonly known as the "Farm Bill," only to see it die in the Republican-led House. This year, legislators are at it again. Read more »

The Human Cost of Empty Promises

Washington, DC, June 10, 2013 – We now know what needs to be done and when, so why the inaction? The G8 summit in Northern Ireland is a real opportunity to tackle hunger. Read more »

Bread for the World Supports Global Commitments to Scaling Up Nutrition for Women and Children

Washington, DC, June 10, 2013 – Today in Washington, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah reaffirmed the U.S. Government’s financial commitment to addressing maternal and child malnutrition and committed to building a partnership with U.S. NGOs to leverage private resources in this fight. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds New U.S. Commitments to Scaling up Nutrition at London Nutrition for Growth Conference

Washington, DC, June 8, 2013 – Today in London, the British government, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and the Government of Brazil co-hosted a summit on global nutrition called, “Nutrition for Growth: Beating Hunger through Business and Science.” Read more »

New Findings in the Lancet Series Reveal Half of All Child Deaths are Caused by Malnutrition

Washington, DC, June 6, 2013 – Global leaders met today in London to launch the Lancet’s “2013 Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition.” This new four-part series is a much-anticipated follow-up to their landmark 2008 set of papers that elevated nutrition on the agenda of global health and development leaders. Those reports identified the critical 1,000-day window between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday as the most significant indicator of lifelong nutrition, growth, and achievement. Read more »

Congress: There should be a place at the table for everyone

Washington, DC, June 6, 2013 – The table is a natural and powerful symbol of community. Families and people in unity often gather around a table. Jesus met with his disciples around tables to share his teachings and fellowship. Read more »

Anti-Hunger Advocates Gather in the Nation’s Capital to Promote Food Justice

Washington, DC, June 5, 2013 – Bread for the World’s 2013 National Gathering kicks off this weekend in Washington, D.C. Held at the Mead Center for American Theater, the four-day event will bring anti-hunger advocates from across the country to learn about hunger and poverty, to find fellowship with other activists, and to promote food justice in the halls of Congress. Read more »

At International Meeting, World Leaders and Development Experts Will Strengthen Commitments to Maternal and Child Nutrition

Washington, DC, June 4, 2013 – On Monday, June 10, Bread for the World and Concern Worldwide will convene an international meeting of global development and nutrition experts, nongovernmental organization leaders, and policymakers to discuss improvements in maternal and child nutrition. Read more »

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