Bread: 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.
Urge your members of Congress to form a circle of protection around programs for hungry and poor people.
One of the Lenten season’s treasured readings is the story of the loaves and fishes. In it, a few loaves and a couple of fish not only feed thousands of people but there is an overflow of leftovers! It speaks to the kind of abundance that comes with sharing in the life and vision of Jesus.
As tax season gears up, Capitol Hill is also immersed in budget negotiations as key congressional leaders present their ideas for how the country should spend its tax dollars.
Robin and Dave Miner play leadership roles within Bread and in a variety of anti-hunger organizations, including the Indy Hunger Network and Interfaith Hunger Initiative. And they’re supposed to be retired!
Bread is truly a grassroots organization—and nowhere is that more obvious than in the work of Bread Teams. These groups are organizing events and leading Offering of Letters workshops in churches and communities across the country, spreading the word about effective ways to advocate for hungry and poor people.
Be sure to check out the Bread Blog every day—it’s our main online platform for the latest stories, news, resources, and analysis on our effort to end hunger. Read what our diverse array of staff writers, partners, and members are doing on Capitol Hill and around the country—and get the latest updates on the 2012 Offering of Letters