By Bread Staff
Every Christmas, Rick Steves, a longtime Bread for the World member, raises funds for Bread through his traveling friends and network at Rick Steves’ Europe. This special fundraiser helps support our advocacy to end hunger.
Our fundraiser with Rick last month was the most successful to date!
More than 2,400 people responded and contributed $316,449 to Bread. Rick also provided a matching gift of $250,000, bringing the grand total raised to $566,449 for Bread’s work to end hunger!
Thanks to all of you who participated! With Rick’s generosity, these funds will help us make more of an impact on policies and programs that affect people who are hungry both in the United States and abroad.
Our goal was to reach $250,000, and we exceeded expectations! For every dollar Bread raises, we leverage $100 in terms of government assistance and funding that is vital to people who are hungry and poor.
In 2016, we will advocate for nutrition among mothers and children as part of the 2016 Offering of Letters: Survive and Thrive. We will also continue our advocacy around reforming food-aid, passing child nutrition legislation, and reforming the nation’s criminal justice system. We will also be calling on you to help win final passage of the Global Food Security Act.
We will also be pursuing an innovative campaign — Vote to End Hunger — to make hunger an issue in the 2016 elections. Our goal is that the next president will make hunger, poverty, and opportunity a priority, and that Congress and the president together will put us on track to end hunger in the U.S. and worldwide by 2030.
Thanks to you and Rick Steves, we can do more in 2016!
You can help end hunger with a gift to Bread. Your gift provides us with the financial support we need to end hunger by 2030.
Rick Steves is host of public television’s most-watched, longest-running travel series, “Rick Steves’ Europe,” and the author of more than 50 travel guidebooks.