Bread: May 2014 e-Newsletter
In April, the House passed a Coast Guard reauthorization bill that includes a provision that could drastically reduce the number of hungry people that U.S. food aid can reach. The provision would significantly increase cargo-preference restrictions, rules requiring that a certain percentage of all cargo funded by the United States–including food-aid products–must be transported on American ships with American crews. Read more »
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The Senate is considering legislation that would increase transportation costs for U.S. food aid by $75 million each year, and leave 2 million vulnerable people without access to lifesaving food-aid programs.Read more »
On March 29, advocates gathered at Villanova University for a day of information, inspiration, and being equipped for activism at a workshop organized by Bread for the World.Read more »
With reports showing that legalization and citizenship would increase unauthorized immigrants' earnings 13 percent or more, immigration reform is an important hunger issue.Read more »
As a fellow working at Bread for the World, Ericka Elion knows something about hunger firsthand.Read more »
Pope Francis has been touching hearts and minds far beyond his Catholic flock since his election last year.Read more »
Bread's 2014 National Gathering, Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), Bread publications honored, and more!Read more »
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