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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 »

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 »

Anti-Hunger Advocates Call for a Place at the Table at 2013 Lobby Day

Washington, DC, May 28, 2013 – Anti-hunger activists from across the country will storm the nation’s capital on June 11, 2013, Bread for the World’s annual Lobby Day, to advocate for a place at the table for all people. Read more »

Global Leaders Push to Sustain Political Commitment for Maternal and Child Nutrition Efforts

Washington, DC, May 22, 2013 – Bread for the World Institute and Concern Worldwide U.S. will host an international meeting for civil society leaders on maternal and child nutrition on Monday, June 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Read more »

Bread for the World Joins Members of Congress and Other Anti-Hunger Organizations in Opposing SNAP Cuts

Washington, DC, May 16, 2013 – Bread for the World joined members of Congress and representatives from other anti-hunger organizations on Capitol Hill today in a press conference to oppose severe cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) proposed in the farm bill. Read more »

Bread for the World Opposes the House FARRM Act of 2013

Washington, DC, May 15, 2013 – Bread for the World is troubled that the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013 fails to provide a place at the table for poor and hungry people. Read more »

A Theatrical Revival at Bread for the World’s 2013 National Gathering

Washington, DC, May 2, 2013 – Bread for the World will kick off its 2013 National Gathering next month with a revival of Lazarus: The Musical, based on the New Testament parable featured in Luke 16:19-31. The new arrangement of Lazarus will premiere on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. Read more »

If Congress Can Keep Planes in the Air, Why Can’t It Feed Hungry People?

Washington, DC, April 30, 2013 – Bread for the World is disappointed in Congress’ ongoing brinkmanship over the most harmful aspects of the sequester as it passes piecemeal solutions to certain agencies’ cuts. Late last week, an overwhelming majority of congressional Democrats and Republicans approved the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013. This temporary fix gives the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the authority to spend up to $253 million of its current budget to ensure that more flights depart on time. Read more »

Prominent Experts Slated to Inform and Inspire at Bread for the World’s 2013 National Gathering

Washington, DC, April 23, 2013 – Bread for the World announces an impressive lineup of speakers for its 2013 National Gathering, June 8-11 in Washington, D.C. From world-renowned preachers and international development and nutrition experts to high-ranking government officials and members of Congress, this biennial event will equip participants with tools to effectively advocate on behalf of people living with hunger or poverty. Read more »

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