2012 Hunger Report Looks at U.S. Food and Farm Policies
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.
The report also recommends ways for U.S. development assistance and food aid programs to work together more efficiently. For example, food aid programs should follow the lead of Feed the Future—the new U.S. global hunger and food security initiative—by focusing more on improving nutrition for the most vulnerable people, especially pregnant and lactating women and children under 2.
The report will be launched November 21, after which you can order or read it at www.bread.org/go/hungerreport. The report can be pre-ordered at our store.
Horn of Africa
Follow the latest news on the Horn of Africa famine. You can find updates on relief efforts, videos, maps, timelines, and interviews with Bread staff members on the crisis.
Order Your Bread Christmas Cards
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Save the Date: Anti-Hunger Training in June
Bread will bring 75 young pastors to Washington, DC, next June for four exciting days of anti-hunger advocacy training. Pastors and associate pastors under age 35 will meet for worship, workshops, and meetings with their members of Congress June 9-12, 2012. Training will include biblical and theological grounding for anti-hunger advocacy, the realities of U.S. and global hunger, and strategies for engaging churches in legislative advocacy. Contact Bread organizer Jon Gromek at firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 227-9447 for more information.
Monica Mills, Bread’s director of government relations, was recently named—for the third time—as one of Washington, DC’s top nonprofit lobbyists by The Hill. In citing her work, The Hill highlighted Bread’s work to form a coalition of activists who fasted in protest of Republican-backed cuts to domestic and foreign food aid—budget items that were preserved in the final 2011 spending bill.