By Rev. David Beckmann
Unexpected layoffs. The violence and terror of war. Simply being born into a poor family.
The reasons people suffer the pain of hunger vary, but they have one thing in common: The programs that help people who are hungry are on Congress’ chopping block year after year.
We need your support today to ensure that budgets are not balanced on the backs of people who are already suffering. Donate today and a generous donor will DOUBLE your gift — making it go twice as far to fund hard-hitting advocacy work in the new year.
I know we can convince our elected officials to do better — because we’ve done it before. Thanks to supporters like you, we’ve made great strides in 2015:
- A ten-year extension of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, which fills bellies and saves lives by helping women farmers grow food in better ways.
- Introduction of two bills in Congress to feed children during the summer when school is out. Thanks to you, both bills have dozens of co-sponsors from both parties.
- The Global Food Security Act has a whopping 121 cosponsors and is close to becoming law. It would save lives and brighten futures by helping more smallholder farmers grow enough food to feed their families.
But we can’t lose the progress we’ve made. Lend your support now to ensure that when our elected officials cast their votes in Congress next year, they’re voting on behalf of people who struggle with hunger and poverty.
Donate by midnight tomorrow and your gift will go twice as far to ensure that Bread can continue our fierce, committed Christian advocacy for an end to hunger.
Thank you for your commitment, faith, and compassionate action.
Rev. David Beckmann is the president of Bread for the World