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September 2011

New Bread Fact Sheets

We’ve got two resources coming soon: “Hunger and Poverty among Older Americans” and “Hunger and Poverty among Latino Immigrant Children.” The former looks at hunger and poverty rates among people age 65 and older, and how fiscal year 2011 and proposed fiscal year 2012 budget cuts will have profound implications for older Americans. The second resource examines poverty and food insecurity among Latinos—the largest ethnic minority group in the United States—and barriers that threaten the well-being of Latino children. You can order them at www.bread.org/store.

Resources for Bread for the World Sunday

Thousands of churches are planning to observe Bread for the World Sunday on October 16 (World Food Day). Others will celebrate on another Sunday before Thanksgiving. You can order free bulletin inserts and offering envelopes to be shipped to your congregation. You may also request a scripture study of Matthew 22:15-22, the Gospel appointed for October 16. The author is Rev. Donald Senior, CP, noted biblical scholar and president of Catholic Theological Union. Rev. Michelle Baker-Wright, director of the chapel at Fuller Theological Seminary, has prepared a responsive prayer. To order these resources, visit www.bread.org/sunday.

Wear it On Your Sleeve (or Chest)

Show your passion for ending hunger by purchasing a Bread for the World T-shirt! Our fair labor T-shirts are 50 percent off now through September 30. Order now by visiting www.bread.org/store. At checkout use discount code: 11SUMM. You may also call 1-800-822-7323 ext. 1072 to order.

Bread Premieres Documentary with Link TV

Bread has partnered with nonprofit broadcaster Link TV on a new documentary called ViewChange: Challenging Hunger—a 30-minute special about three innovative programs that combat hunger in Mexico, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh. The stories highlight the importance of U.S. foreign assistance, which supports food aid and anti-hunger programs around the world. You can watch the documentary at www.bread.org and at www.ViewChange.org, Link TV’s website. Tell us what you think by emailing Laura Pohl at lpohl@bread.org.

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