Bread: February 2012 Newsletter
With the help of Bread activists, we got through 2011 without major cuts to programs focused on hungry and poor people. We’re thankful to all those who called, wrote, and visited their members of Congress to help protect these programs. But the fight is far from over.
Families in Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania live with regular “hunger seasons,” writes Ines Torres Davis, director for justice at Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Bread is pleased to welcome two new staff members—Alice Walker Duff as managing director and LaVida Davis as director of organizing and grassroots capacity building.
Hunger Justice Leaders 2012
Bread will give 75 young ministers and religious leaders an opportunity to participate in four days of anti-hunger advocacy training, June 9-12, in Washington, DC.
Our 2011 legislative work focused on two tracks—urging Congress to protect annual funding for programs for hungry and poor people, and influencing the Super Committee’s decisions for reducing our federal deficit. Here’s a review.
Bread member Gyude Moore’s early experiences of poverty and war inform his work as special assistant to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Seattle’s gusty winds and a soaking rain might have kept less passionate people at home, but people of faith joined to call attention to drastic cuts some lawmakers proposed to anti-poverty programs.