New Book from David Beckmann
Look for Bread President David Beckmann’s newest book, Exodus from Hunger, when it hits shelves this October. Beckmann looks at the causes of hunger, presents case studies of countries that have made great strides against it, and puts a human face on the problem by sharing stories of people who are hungry every day.
It is possible to end world hunger in our lifetime, he writes, if we set our hearts and minds to the task. One of the most powerful ways to effect change is often the most neglected: political activism. He challenges us to get involved—and shows us how. Watch www.bread.org for updates.
Bread Trains Emerging Leaders
The newest class of Hunger Justice Leaders—75 in all—heads to Washington, DC, in a few weeks for several days of advocacy training. The participants, ages 20-30, are from 34 different states and represent the full spectrum of denominations and Christian faith traditions. More than 450 people applied to the program.
After workshops on leadership skills, team-building, and mobilization, the leaders will develop their plans to “build Bread” in their communities, churches, or campuses when they return home. They’ll also participate in Bread’s Lobby Day on June 15.
Alexie Torres-Fleming, executive director of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice in the South Bronx, will address the group, along with Gyude Moore, a board member and former Bread organizer who now advises the president of Liberia.
Bread Earns Top Rating
Bread for the World Institute has received Charity Navigator’s coveted four-star rating for the third year running. The Institute was evaluated for accountability, transparency, and quantifiable results. In granting the award, Ken Berger, the rating organization’s president, said, “Bread for the World Institute consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America.”
Charity Navigator doesn’t evaluate Bread for the World because, as a 501(c)4 organization, Bread lobbies Congress and therefore contributions are not tax-exempt. However, Bread uses accounting and management practices identical to those followed by the Institute.