Bread: May-June 2012 Newsletter
We’ve accomplished much over the last six months, especially in preventing massive cuts to programs vital to hungry and poor people. And—for the first time in history—a sitting president delivered a major speech on hunger, a clear sign that global hunger and malnutrition has moved higher in the administration’s list of priorities.
Every year, Bread for the World members gather in Washington, DC, to participate in Lobby Day—a unique opportunity to communicate personally with members of Congress and their staff. This year’s Lobby Day will be June 12, and our goal is to make a real difference in the lives of hungry people. Join us!
“We the people will be called to account for the effect of our public policies on the least of these in our society,” Sojourners’ Lisa Sharon Harper writes. “Did we bless or did we curse?”
To our great disappointment, the House fiscal year 2013 budget was approved in a 228-191 vote. The budget fails to form a circle of protection around programs for poor and hungry people—and actually dismantles protections previously in place.
The De Youngs—Bread members for decades—see Bread as a “unique way to go beyond charity.” Find out why.
Catherine Hibbitt, member of the growing Miami-Dade Bread for the World Team, talks about some of the unique qualities of this Florida group.
The “Women of Faith for the 1,000 Days Movement,” led by Bread staffer Nancy Neal, is an ecumenical group of women dedicated to promoting nutrition for women and children in the 1,000 days between pregnancy and the child’s second birthday.