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Rev. Allison Mark is senior pastor of Faith United Methodist Church, a historically Japanese American congregation. She previously served as interim pastor at North Hollywood First United Methodist Church; associate pastor at Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles and First United Methodist Church in Pasadena; and as coordinator of the Young Clergy Initiative, a collaborative project of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church and Claremont School of Theology aimed at increasing the number of young clergy. Mark is a Bread for the World activist and former Hunger Justice Leader. She is an energetic worker for justice and deeply engaging in the world. Mark holds a Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion and is ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church. Torrance, California.
Afghanistan would be considered likely to have high rates of hunger because at least two of the major causes of global hunger affect it—armed conflict and fragile governmental institutions.
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all preventable deaths among children under 5. Every year, the world loses hundreds of thousands of young children and babies to hunger-related causes.
Bread for the World is calling on the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to build a better 1,000-Days infrastructure in the United States.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
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.