Washington, D.C. —Bread for the World will honor Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) with a lifetime hunger champion award in recognition of her continued leadership on issues affecting hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. The award will be given as part of the organization’s 2016 Lobby Day on June 7.
“We are proud to honor Rep. Granger for her ongoing commitment to ending hunger worldwide,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “Our work would not be possible without the leadership and support of powerful anti-hunger champions in Congress.”
Under Granger’s leadership as Chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations sub-committee, funding allocated for global nutrition programs has increased by $10 million this year, allowing for an increase of people globally who will be able to get access to nutritious food.
“She has been a champion for protecting poverty-focused development assistance,” Beckmann added. “We are honored to call her a friend of Bread for the World.”
Lobby Day offers Bread for the World activists a unique opportunity to personally communicate with members of Congress and their staffers on hunger-related issues. Participants are encouraged to ask their members of Congress to support the reauthorization of the law that secures funding and determines policy for child nutrition programs.
In addition to Granger, Bread for the World will honor Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).