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Claire Gholston is a Bread for the World activist. She formerly served as community outreach ministry assistant at Lake Avenue Church, where she planned a collaborative interfaith mayoral forum; initiated a ministry to use film documentaries to spur dialogue and advocacy; and connected a network that helps returning citizens find resources, training, and opportunities. Gholston previously served on the worship team and as a small group leader at New City Church in Los Angeles. She holds a master’s degree in intercultural studies with an emphasis on international development and urban studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Gholston is a member of a non-denominational church. Washington, DC.
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.