We can end hunger in our time.
Bread for the World is a Christian advocacy organization urging U.S. decision makers to do all they can to pursue a world without hunger. Our mission is to educate and equip people to advocate for policies and programs that can help end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.
Food banks are also essential – but we focus on advocacy. Why? Because federal nutrition programs provide roughly 10 times as much food assistance as private churches and charities combined. With the stroke of a pen, our government leaders have the power to create policies and programs that impact millions of people at once.
Our faith in Christ is the foundation for our mission and compels us to love our neighbors near and far. We are led by the values of our faith to stand up for those experiencing hunger all over.
“Open your mouth for those who cannot speak, and for the rights of those who are left without help.”-Proverbs 31:8a NLV
WHAT DOES A WORLD WITHOUT HUNGER LOOK LIKE? TO US, IT LOOKS POSSIBLE.
There is enough food to feed everyone in the world. What’s needed is the collective will and action to get the right food to those who need it. We envision a world where every person thrives, in their family and community, without worrying where their next meal will come from.
How do we know this can happen? Because it has happened.
What We Do
We know hunger is solvable – but we can’t do it alone. We work with churches, campuses, and other organizations to engage people in organized advocacy and urge members of Congress to pass legislation that will help end hunger. Our bipartisan network of thousands of individual members, churches, and denominations is active in every congressional district in the country.
We Need Your Help
For nearly 50 years, we’ve earned the trust of U.S. decision makers, but we can’t do it on our own – we need an army of voices behind us. It starts with you. Join us in speaking up for hunger.
Since our founding in 1974, Bread has achieved many victories. Through nonpartisan political engagement, we’ve helped strengthen national nutrition programs, drastically reducing hunger in the U.S. We’ve also advocated to strengthen and improve U.S. international assistance, thus supporting the dramatic progress against hunger that many countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have achieved. This progress shows that it is possible to end hunger in our lifetime, in the U.S. and abroad. The policies and programs Bread fights for have impacted 320 million Americans and more than 7 billion people around the world.
At Bread, we are driven by faith and integrity. These are the values that serve as the foundation of our efforts to end hunger.
We value our faith.
Our faith in Christ is the foundation for our hope, story, mission, and values, and compels us to love our neighbors near and far.
We value human flourishing.
We believe that every human being, created in the image of God, has inherent dignity that affords an opportunity to be in right relationship with God, self, neighbor, and the environment; and to freely access enough nutritious food for good health.
We value justice.
We seek to establish effective systems, structures, and policies that affirm equality and advance equity among all human beings and protect people who experience hunger and poverty from oppression.
We value courage and prophetic voice.
In a spirit of wisdom and love, we will be bold in articulating and pursuing our vision of a world without hunger.
We value nonpartisanship.
We believe that effective and sustainable public policies are made when, in good faith, we employ a civil and politically unbiased approach to develop and implement laws and programs to achieve our mission.
We value collaboration.
We believe in working alongside and building community with diverse churches, institutions, and individuals, including people experiencing hunger, to achieve our mission.
We value impact.
We strive for excellence in our work and hold ourselves and our nation’s leaders accountable in the pursuit of public policies that render measurable results and meaningful change for those affected by hunger.
This is an important time to get involved and make your voice heard. Congress and the president are making major decisions that could seriously benefit individuals and families living in poverty and at risk of hunger.
In our day and age, information is power. We use research to actively engage decision makers and others on the issue of hunger.
Diversity & Inclusivity
Bread for the World welcomes all people — whoever they are and wherever they are on their journey. We value and embrace differences, and we work to strengthen the presence and participation of diverse constituencies in our office, our outreach, and all of our work.
We’ve been educating leaders, policymakers, and the public about hunger since 1975.
Hunger affects every community.
However, at Bread, we see a disproportionate impact on women, communities of color, and rural communities – both in the U.S. and around the world.
More voices are essential to advocating for programs that will end hunger in these communities.