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Bread for the World Institute provides nonpartisan policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute has been educating opinion leaders, policymakers, and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad since 1975. Bread for the World Institute is a separately-incorporated 501(c)3 organization. Gifts to the Institute are tax-deductible.
The Institute publishes a book-length Hunger Report every year. Each edition focuses on a particular topic and its relationship to the root causes of hunger and malnutrition.
Recommendations for policy change based on the report’s analysis guide Bread for the World’s advocacy. The Hunger Report has been published annually since 1975.
The 2019 Hunger Report, Back to Basics: How to End Hunger by 2030 offers solutions to both U.S. and global hunger. The report explores five challenges that require more attention to achieve a world without hunger: nutrition, livelihoods, gender, fragility, and climate change.
The idea of ending hunger by 2030 may sound audacious – but decades of victories, despite recent setbacks, reveal a different picture. Global progress, as well as rapid reductions in hunger in many countries, persuade us that ending hunger is possible sooner rather than later. Since 1990, world hunger has nearly been cut in half.
The report also includes inspirational stories about how young U.S. evangelicals, people experiencing poverty in Asheville, North Carolina, and others are raising their voices to call for the necessary changes.
The 2018 Hunger Report, The Jobs Challenge: Working to End Hunger by 2030, outlines recommendations to improve job opportunities and wages. It offers Congress a menu of policies that would improve job opportunities for low-income workers, and argues that improving job opportunities is crucial to overcoming hunger and poverty.
The 2017 Hunger Report, Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities, explains how state fragility stands in the way of ending hunger and extreme poverty. Fragile states are countries where high rates of hunger and poverty are compounded by civil conflict, poor governance, and vulnerability to climate change.
The 2016 Hunger Report, The Nourishing Effect: Ending Hunger, Improving Health, Reducing Inequality, explores the connections among hunger, food insecurity, and health problems in the United States.
The 2015 Hunger Report, When Women Flourish … We Can End Hunger, examines the links between global women’s empowerment and ending hunger and malnutrition. One cannot be achieved without the other. Gender equality depends on strengthening women’s bargaining power, reducing their burden of unpaid work, and building a collective voice in public life.
The 2014 report, Ending Hunger in America, provides a detailed, four-part plan to end hunger in the U.S.
The Institute also produces briefing papers, fact sheets, and infographics. All resources are designed for an audience of policymakers and activists.
The Institute’s current analysis and advocacy areas include:
Solving a complex problem such as hunger requires a clear understanding of the impact of specific policies and how policies affect each other. The Institute’s nonpartisan analysis and identification of action steps help strengthen Bread as a trusted voice in national life.
These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C.
Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict.
Dear Members of Congress,
As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...
This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-African people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.
Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.
Bruce Puckett urged...
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition in the fiscal year 2020 budget.
In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.
Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.
Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...