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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 »

Bread for the World will Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Performance of Lazarus

Washington, DC, May 20, 2014 – Bread for the World will kick off its 40th anniversary celebration with a performance of Lazarus: The Musical at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium on May 31, 2014. The musical is based on the New Testament parable in Luke 16 about a poor man at a rich man’s gate. Read more »

Hunger Among Seniors on the Rise

Washington, DC, May 15, 2014 – A Bread for the World analysis released today indicates that hunger among senior Americans is on the rise. However, federal nutrition programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) have helped slow the increase in hunger among this age group. Read more »

Bread for the World Delivers Mother’s Day Message to Speaker Boehner: Preserve Families, Pass Immigration Reform

Washington, DC, May 9, 2014 – Today, Bread for the World staff delivered a Mother’s Day card to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), urging him to bring immigration reform to a vote in the House of Representatives and fix the system that is tearing families apart. The Mother’s Day card was signed by more than 3,300 people, many of whom shared their own stories. Read more »      En Español »

Bread for the World Urges Senate to Reject Food Shipping Restrictions

Washington, DC, April 29, 2014 – Bread for the World joined 25 other groups today in opposing increased cargo-preference restrictions in the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014. This provision, obscurely folded into the bill, would prevent millions around the world from receiving U.S. food aid and cost taxpayers millions of dollars in shipping costs. Read more »

Bread Urges Congress to Finish the Job by Passing Unemployment Insurance Bill in the House

Washington, DC, April 8, 2014 – Bread for the World applauds the Senate for passing H.R. 3979, the bipartisan bill to reinstate and extend emergency unemployment benefits. In response, Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, issued the following statement today: Read more »

Bread for the World Analysis Seeks to Recognize Dr. King’s Legacy

Washington, DC, April 4, 2014 – Forty-six years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., hunger and poverty continues to disproportionately affect the African-American community. A recent analysis by Bread for the World takes a look at how employment issues, such as the stagnant minimum wage, impact the African-American community. Read more »

FY 2015 Budget Proposal Cuts Deeply into Programs for Hungry and Poor People

Washington, DC, April 1, 2014 – Bread for the World is deeply disappointed in the fiscal year 2015 House budget proposal. Read more »

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