July 21, 2016

U.S. Contributions Key to Ending Hunger and Poverty

Washington, D.C. – Following today’s White House Summit on Global Development, Bread for the World says that U.S. government contributions to global development, along with bipartisan support for them, mean it is possible to end hunger and poverty in our lifetime. 
 
“The United States has made tremendous progress in its global development efforts, helping to improve the lives of millions of families worldwide,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “These bipartisan achievements will contribute to the virtual end of hunger and poverty in our lifetime. Our successes are an example of what cooperation across the aisle can accomplish.”  

During the Obama administration, the U.S. government has been instrumental in helping the world get back on track toward ending hunger and poverty. Programs such as Feed the Future have helped energize global efforts to achieve a world free of hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. Last year alone, the U.S. government and its partners helped improve the nutrition of 18 million children. 

However, the world continues to face many challenges, notably “fragile” states and the surge of forced migration. Just as the Obama administration built on the successes of the Bush administration’s global development initiatives, the aim of this summit was to convene key stakeholders to continue the development gains that have been made over the past seven and a half years.  

“While we have made significant progress, there is much work left to be done,” added Beckmann

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For Education

  • Feed the Future

    Feed the Future, launched in 2010, grew out of the U.S. response, led by President George W. Bush, to the 2007-2008 global food price crisis. Prices of basic foods doubled or tripled in some countries and pushed an additional 150 million people into hunger and malnutrition.

  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Hunger and Poverty in the African-American Community

    While hunger declined from 2017 for the general U.S. population, African Americans experienced a one percent increase, an increase of 153,000 African American households.

For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

For Advocacy

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.

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  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

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