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Larisa implements and leads a comprehensive development strategy for the organization, creating new programs and executing innovative fundraising initiatives to help Bread eliminate hunger in all its forms. She is passionate about the spirituality of fundraising, excellence in nonprofit leadership, and a people lover and connector.
Prior to joining Bread, Larisa worked at Sojourners for 15 years, a publication and faith-based social justice advocacy organization, where she served as Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer, Director of Major Gifts, and Director of Advertising Sales.
Larisa holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Economic Development from Eastern Mennonite University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University.
As part of her degree program at Georgetown, Larisa worked on projects including a plan to scale a values-aligned approach to philanthropic asset management in the sector, a job search platform and service to connect job seekers with climate sustainable job opportunities, a global marketing strategy for a fair trade coffee exporter in Brazil, and a racial equity action plan to advise the Dean of the McDonough School of Business.
Larisa is married to Desmond Hall who is an architect. They live in Silver Spring, Maryland and have two daughters.
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.