This article originally appeared in the April - May 2010 Newsletter.
Add Your Voice on Lobby Day
Mark your calendars for Bread’s annual Lobby Day—it will be Tuesday, June 15, in Washington, DC. People from across the country will be visiting their members of Congress and urging them to expand and protect the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, which benefit low-income families. The day includes advocacy training, visits to Capitol Hill, and a closing worship. Visit www.bread.org for more information.
Stay Tuned for 2011 Hunger Report
Bread for the World Institute hunger analysts Todd Post and Eric Muñoz traveled to Bangladesh in March to study the state of the country’s food security. Bangladesh has one of the world’s highest child malnutrition rates, and its people depend heavily on agriculture for economic growth and poverty reduction. The country is set to receive a big increase in new agricultural investments through the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative.
Post and Muñoz will incorporate their research into the 2011 Hunger Report, due out this fall.
Fixed Income for Life
Finding a secure and stable source of retirement income is a challenge. For more and more Bread members, charitable gift annuities—with a fixed rate of return for life—are providing a stream of guaranteed income. For many, this income is also partially tax-deductible.
Bread members may establish charitable gift annuities with the ELCA Foundation with gifts of $10,000 or more. A confidential and customized prospectus is available without cost or obligation. For more information, contact Charles E. Molloy, Bread’s vice president for development, at (800) 822-7323, ext. 138, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- An updated Hunger No More, which includes religious materials about hunger for adults and children.
- “Hunger by the Numbers among African-Americans,” a new fact sheet from Bread for the World Institute.
- Tax resources that help your congregation see the connection between tax policy and making sure hungry people are fed, available at www.bread.org/April15.
Bread has a new look! We’ve redesigned the newsletter and other publications as part of an overall redesign of www.bread.org. What do you think? Email Molly Marsh, email@example.com.