Bread: October-November 2011 Newsletter
It’s up to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (or Super Committee)—a group of 12 members, three from each party in each house—to create a proposal that will cut trillions from the deficit. We want them to protect funding for programs for hungry and poor people.
It takes two feet to walk and keep our balance—one foot focused on institutional change and the other on direct service, writes Msgr. Marvin Mottet, of Davenport, IA.
With one in four Americans participating in a federal nutrition program, U.S. nutrition and farm policies need to be better aligned—which is the subject of Bread for the World Institute’s 2012 Hunger Report, Rebalancing Act: Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policies.
You’ll see materials for Bread’s 2012 Offering of Letters in early January, but this campaign will include a new twist. The Offering—called “Expanding the Circle of Protection”—will continue to rely on the work of Bread activists and partners, but the format will be slightly different.
“When I turned 80, I decided I would make every single year count,” Leota Ester likes to say. It’s clear she didn’t wait until she turned 80.
The newest iteration of Bread’s organizing efforts are Bread Teams—groups of trained local community activists who work with Bread organizers to mobilize their neighborhoods for specific changes in legislation that affects hungry and poor people.