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December 2010

We need to seize this moment to change the politics of hunger – while both human needs and political momentum are at a high point. 

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October - November 2010 Newsletter

With the release of the strategy, Bread members win an important victory in our efforts to make U.S. foreign assistance more effective in reducing poverty.

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September 2010 Newsletter

Lawmakers face mounting pressure to reduce our country’s deficits, but any enacted policies must not push more Americans into poverty.

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June 2010 Newsletter

What's happening in Congress with child nutrition programs?

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January 2010 Newsletter

This year, we can help U.S. families make ends meet, ensure that children have nutritious food, and make poverty-focused development assistance more effective.

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December 2011 Newsletter

Right now, Somalia is in the grip of gruesome hunger. Mothers are carrying their malnourished children long distances to refugee camps to get food. Many children have died along the way—and many more die in the camps due to severe malnutrition.

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February - March 2010 Newsletter

Bread has been working to develop new and effective strategies to make progress against hunger.

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July - August 2011 Newsletter

Thousands of Christians, people of other faiths, heads of denominations, corporations, and nonprofit organizations have stepped forward to form a Circle of Protection around funding for programs that are vital to hungry and poor people here in the United States and abroad. These programs are threatened by budget cuts proposed by Congress.

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April - May 2011 Newsletter

Since the 112th Congress convened this January, legislators have been closely focused on budget and spending issues. At press time, Congress had not yet finalized a spending bill to cover the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2011, which ends September 30, 2011.

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September 2011 Newsletter

More than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa face a humanitarian emergency—the most serious food insecurity situation in the world today. Parts of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Somalia are struggling with high food prices, political instability, and the worst drought to hit the region in 60 years—a deadly combination that’s likely to worsen over the coming months.

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March-April 2012 Newsletter

On February 1, more than 40 religious leaders from denominations and relief organizations around the country filled Bread for the World’s conference room in Washington, DC. The goal? To build the advocacy voice of church leaders for improved nutrition for mothers and children.

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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.

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June 2011 Newsletter

Amid the tense budget climate in Washington, DC, Bread for the World members are urging their elected representatives to form a circle of protection around programs for hungry and poor people when Congress considers legislation to reduce federal deficits.

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May-June 2012 Newsletter

We’ve accomplished much over the last six months, especially in preventing massive cuts to programs vital to hungry and poor people. And—for the first time in history—a sitting president delivered a major speech on hunger, a clear sign that global hunger and malnutrition has moved higher in the administration’s list of priorities.

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February - March 2011 Newsletter

Bread for the World is beginning our 2011 Offering of Letters campaign – focused on making U.S. foreign assistance more effective in reducing hunger and poverty--in a political environment that is deeply partisan. But hunger is not a partisan issue so we are cautiously optimistic.

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October-November 2011 Newsletter

It’s up to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (or Super Committee)—a group of 12 members, three from each party in each house—to create a proposal that will cut trillions from the deficit. We want them to protect funding for programs for hungry and poor people.

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April - May 2010 Newsletter

Bread has met nearly all of our goals for the 2009 Offering of Letters, which urged Congress to make U.S. foreign assistance more effective for hungry and poor people.

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July - August 2010 Newsletter

David Beckmann's award recognizes Bread as "one of the world's foremost grassroots organizations leading the charge to end hunger and poverty."

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