We can end

hunger in our time

Jesus said, 'you give them something to eat' — Matthew 14:16

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Bread for the World members lobby members of Congress to end hunger. Photo: Bread for the World

Offering of Letters: Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow

Ofrenda de Cartas

As people of faith, we are called to care for one another and speak out for those in need. The Offering of Letters campaign urges government to accelerate progress toward ending hunger by increasing funding for global nutrition.

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Knowledge is the best defense against hunger

What is hunger?

People who suffer chronic hunger do not get enough calories, essential nutrients, or both. They have an ongoing problem with access to food.

What causes hunger?

Poverty is the main cause of hunger in the world. This is true in rich and poor countries alike. Most people who are hungry are living in extreme poverty, defined as income of $1.90 per day or less. About 740 million people live in extreme poverty.

Where does hunger exist?

821 million people experience hunger every day. Hunger exists in the U.S. just as it does everywhere. Over the last few decades, the world as a whole has seen progress against hunger, but the past few years have seen hunger rates rise.

Who experiences hunger?

Anybody can experience hunger at any time. But certain groups and people living under certain conditions are more at risk.
An intelligent mind acquires knowledge — Proverbs 18:15

¿Qué es el hambre? ¿Qué causa el hambre?

in what ways

can we

end hunger

Ending hunger requires us to organize ourselves for action.
God's grace moves us to help our neighbors.
The federal government plays an important role in ending hunger.
What causes hunger? What are the best strategies to end it?
Bread is working on many issues to change legislation and policy.
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2019 Hunger Report: Back to Basics

The 2019 Hunger Report provides a roadmap to end hunger by 2030.

How to End Hunger by 2030

August 28, 2019

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