Bread Blog: This Month’s Most-Read Posts
This month, Bread Blog's most-read blog posts include an organizer's look at food aid, a piece on college hunger among athletes, and a recap of Bread advocates’ amazing efforts around emergency unemployment compensation.
Bread for the World organizer David Gist writes about his time as a mission worker in Nicaragua, and how the experience of distributing mangoes in the country made him realize that food aid must be address both immediate and long-term need, something that can be accomplished through smart reforms to food-aid programs. "Food aid, like a basket of mangos, meets an immediate need, but with reform it can do so much more and go so much further," Gist writes.
When the University of Connecticut won its fourth national men's basketball title in April, star player Shabazz Napier used his moment in the spotlight to bring attention to the issue of college hunger.
On April 7, the Senate voted to extend emergency unemployment insurance; this was an important first step toward restoring unemployment benefits for the millions of Americans who have been cut off from assistance from the end of last year. The final passage in the Senate is a testament to the power of advocacy: Bread for the World members made 1,045 calls and sent 24,600 emails to senators.
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