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Field Focus

In our advocacy, we should remain mindful that our efforts touch individuals around the world.

We are all moved by God’s grace in Jesus Christ—someone who loved to tell stories himself—to seek justice for hungry people.

Feel free to retell or reprint these stories in your publication, blog, or social media. You may also use them to inspire and motivate your congregation or other group to join our effort to end hunger and poverty.

If you have story ideas, contact fieldfocus@bread.org.

Preschool in Tanzania

Preschool in Tanzania

By Crista Friedli
July 2010

Amina, a preschooler in the Eastern African village of Bagamoyo, Tanzania, comes to school each day clutching her pencil so no one will take it. She is one of 40 children in a classroom where writing utensils are scarce. The pencils are often cut or broken in half to accommodate more students. When she wants to play, Amina hands her pencil to me for safekeeping.

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Providing Hope in Rural Alabama

Providing Hope in Rural Alabama

By Todd Post
April 2010

Frances Ford is determined not to let Perry County, AL, go without health care. A registered nurse, Ford lives in Marion, the county seat, where she grew up and attended Judson College.

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Hunger Justice Leaders Impact Communities

Hunger Justice Leaders Impact Communities

By Michele Learner
March 2010

Erin Rath and Chris Ko are members of Bread for the World's first class of Hunger Justice Leaders (HJL)—a group of activists in their 20s and early 30s who are committed to making a long-term difference for hungry and poor people.

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Learning to Be Good Leaders

Learning to Be Good Leaders

By Nathalie Moberg and Corryne Deliberto
February 2010

Children and youth are among a community's most valuable assets—as they thrive, so do we. As they struggle, so do our communities. Across the United States, marginalized youth need opportunities to change the places they call home.

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A Dry Christmas

A Dry Christmas

By Adlai Amor
December 2009

Christmas in the Kipchebor village in western Kenya used to be marked by heavy rains. Today, Christmas is usually dry; an example, say Kenyan scientists, of the toll climate change is taking on vulnerable communities.

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Planting Roof Gardens in the Bronx

Planting Roof Gardens in the Bronx

By Michele Learner
October 2009

Plants sprout out of the roof of the St. Joan of Arc Church in the South Bronx. This shallow garden of assorted plants—called a rooftop wellness garden—helps reduce pollution and the energy needed to heat and cool the building.

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In Guatemala, Building More Than a School

In Guatemala, Building More Than a School

By Marjory Zoet Bankson
September 2009

"Take time to play with the children," we urged the American pilgrims who came to help residents of Las Lomas build a primary school. "We're here to build relationships as much as a school."

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Quieting Grumbling Stomachs in the Classroom

Quieting Grumbling Stomachs in the Classroom

By David Lewis
August 2009

In her first job out of college, Christina Sepe urged Baltimore schools to provide a healthy breakfast for students. She discovered the difficulties of changing the system, but says "once it happened, they wouldn't want to change it back."

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Finding Healthy Food in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Finding Healthy Food in Post-Katrina New Orleans

By David Lewis
July 2009

Sarah Custer, a researcher at the Alliance to End Hunger, fell in love with New Orleans during a recent six-month stay. She explored the art, the food, and the music that make New Orleans a cultural haven even after the 2005 Hurricane Katrina.

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Finding Jewels in the Arkansas Delta

Finding Jewels in the Arkansas Delta

By Michele Learner
July 2009

Each week, a dozen girls gather around the dining table of Ben and Leonora Newell in Helena, AR. While they pray, chat, and eat, they create beautiful handmade bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.

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