Washington, DC, May 9, 2012 – More than 5 million older Americans struggle to put food on the table, and another 3.5 million live in poverty, according to new analysis from Bread for the World.
Christian Leaders Tell Congress that Feeding Hungry People is not the Sole Responsibility of the Church
Washington, DC, April 26, 2012 – Pastors and religious leaders from various sized congregations today shared their concern about proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). The House of Representatives recently recommended cutting more than $169 billion from the SNAP program. Some representatives argued that feeding hungry people is really the work of the churches.
Washington, DC, April 24, 2012 – Bread for the World is extremely disappointed that the Senate Agriculture Committee is recommending cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) as they negotiate the Farm Bill, which funds SNAP.
Washington, DC, April 18, 2012 – Bread for the World is infuriated by the House Agriculture Committee’s decision today to slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) by more than $35 billion.
Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Support Tax Credits that Help Low-Income Californians Lift Themselves out of Poverty
Los Angeles, April 17, 2012 – Bread for the World and California faith and community leaders came together today to highlight the importance of tax credits for low-income families, and to urge Congress to support programs that help poor and hungry Californians.
Washington, DC, March 28, 2012 – The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights today passed HR 4141, the Donald M. Payne International Food Assistance Improvement Act of 2012. As it moves to the full committee, Bread for the World urges the entire House Foreign Affairs committee to pass the bill as soon as possible.
Reducing Global Hunger and Improving Child Nutrition Starts with Leveling the Field for Women Farmers
Washington, DC, March 22, 2012 – In the developing world, women make up the majority of small farmers. In Africa, more than 60 percent of farmers are women; in Asia, 70 percent are women. Bread for the World Institute today released new analysis on how promoting gender equality in agriculture can help reduce global hunger and improve nutrition.
Washington, DC, March 22, 2012 – Bread for the World will sponsor the 10th Annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice, March 23-26, 2012, in Washington, DC. This year’s gathering—called “Is This the Fast I Seek?”—will bring people of faith to the nation’s capital to discuss the economy, our livelihoods, and our national priorities through the lens of Isaiah 58.
Washington, DC, March 20, 2012 – Bread for the World is deeply disappointed that the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal released today by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee, makes deep cuts to programs for hungry and poor people at home and around the world.
Washington, DC, March 14, 2012 – As the Senate concludes its last farm bill hearing today, Bread for the World is asking members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to protect critical nutrition programs that meet the needs of millions of struggling American families.