Matt Gross is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of  Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.

Matt Gross

Director of Organizing

Matt is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.

Previously he built and led broad-based community organizations in Chicago and Dane County, Wisconsin. He has worked extensively with religious congregations, unions, and non-profit organizations to build their leadership capacity and to shape successful campaigns on affordable housing, hate crimes, and healthcare. He has over 20 years of experience in neighborhood development, public policy, teaching, and community organizing.

Matt was trained with, mentored by and worked for the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). The IAF is the nation’s oldest and largest network of broad-based community organizations.

He holds a BA in political science from North Central College in Naperville, IL. In 2015 he was honored to be one of two inaugural inductees into their Social Justice Hall of Fame. 

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

     Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict. 

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “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.

    The Bible on...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

For Advocacy

Faith

African at Heart

November 22, 2019

Insight

From the Blog