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Dawn Pierce is a licensed practical nurse and certified hospice and palliative care licensed nurse. She is a community advocate who makes the connection between hunger and health in a personal way. She has told her story of losing her job and needing food stamps at Bread for the World’s National Gathering, in the Institute’s 2016 Hunger Report, and on a White House panel with Representative Jim McGovern. Pierce serves on the Alliance to End Hunger Advisory Council and the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force board of directors, is a community advocate for the Idaho Food Bank, and is a former member of the RESULTS Experts on Poverty Cohort. She is Roman Catholic.
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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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Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
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