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Joyce Rothermel is a community activist. She co-chairs the SW PA Bread for the World chapter, brings groups to Bread 's June Advocacy Summits, and provides advice to Institute research. Before retiring in 2011, Rothermel co-founded and served as CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, where she oversaw the annual distribution of millions of pounds of food to struggling families. Her experience evinces the combined power of direct service with advocacy and research. Rothermel holds a Bachelor of Science from Saint John College, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Dayton, and honorary doctorates from Seton Hill and LaRoche Universities. Roman Catholic. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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.