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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 »

Despite Domestic Problems Americans Want More Aid to End Global Hunger and Poverty

Washington, DC, September 18, 2013 – Despite all of the domestic problems confronting the United States, most Americans believe in the importance of ending global hunger. Read more »

New Census Data Reveals More Than 46 Million Americans Live in Poverty

Washington, DC, September 17, 2013 – The U.S. Census Bureau released annual poverty figures today, revealing that 15 percent of Americans—including one in five children—lived in poverty in 2012. Read more »

Christian Leaders Ask House to Say 'No" to $40 Billion in New SNAP Cuts

Washington, DC, September 16, 2013 – Leading Christian leaders today urged members of the House of Representatives to vote “No” on a proposed bill that will further cut SNAP (the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) by $40 billion over the next 10 years. Read more »

USDA Food Security Report Shows Millions Continue to Struggle with Hunger

Washington, DC, September 4, 2013 – New data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that 14.5 percent of Americans lived in food insecure households in 2012. This number has remained essentially unchanged for the past four years. Food insecure households are those that often don’t know where their next meal will come from. Read more »

Bread for the World Applauds President Obama’s Remarks on Ending Economic Injustice

Washington, DC, August 30, 2013 – Bread for the World applauds President Obama’s Aug. 28 speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The president called on Americans to work together to end economic injustice. Read more »

Food Assistance Bill Sends a Distressing Message

Washington, DC, August 2, 2013 – The House is drafting a food stamp bill that aims to drastically cut SNAP and risk the economic recovery of the country. This cut would substantially increase the suffering of 47 million Americans who depend on SNAP to keep hunger at bay. Read more »

Bread for the World Slams House Version of State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC, July 26, 2013 – The House is drafting a version of the 2014 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill that drastically cuts multilateral and development assistance programs, leaving millions without food and jeopardizing global economic recovery. Read more »

Christian Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Reaffirm Their Commitment to a Circle of Protection

Washington, DC, July 18, 2013 – With Congress planning to recess on Aug. 5 before addressing budget sequestration, more than 5,000 Christian leaders called on lawmakers to make hungry and poor people a priority as they consider our nation’s fiscal challenges. The pastoral letter was initiated by the Circle of Protection, an alliance of Christian leaders who have met with key members of both parties. Read more »

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