Bread Slices: Visit the Bread Blog!
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. Visit http://blog.bread.org for your daily dose, or click the RSS button on the lower right portion of our homepage (www.bread.org) to subscribe.
Planned Giving: Leave a Lasting Legacy
A growing number of people participate in Bread’s “Legacy of Hope” by including a charitable bequest in a will or living trust. A charitable bequest provides future financial support for our work to end hunger, and it is a witness now to your commitment to end hunger. Others have established charitable gift annuities, with a fixed rate of return for life, that provide a stream of guaranteed income and benefit Bread for the World Institute. For more information, visit www.bread.org/plannedgiving or contact Kari Bert at 800-822-7323, x1113.
Save the Date: Bread’s 2012 Lobby Day
Please plan to come to Washington, DC, on June 12 to “storm the Hill” during Bread’s 2012 Lobby Day. You’ll join hundreds of activists from around the country to advocate for programs that benefit hungry and poor people in the United States and abroad. Last year, Bread activists, board members, and staff held more than 300 meetings with members of Congress and their staff. With potentially drastic funding cuts at stake this year, we need your voice! Watch www.bread.org for more information.
Ensuring that children get the nutrients they need is a global effort with growing momentum. Bread for the World Institute has released two papers that address this topic. “Linking Nutrition and Health: Progress and Opportunities” explains how the healthcare sector can support efforts to scale up better nutrition for young children. “Improving Food Aid to Improve Maternal and Child Nutrition” argues that as the world’s largest provider of food aid, the United States can lead the way in improving its quality to better target undernourished women and children.