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Rev. Nancy Neal is director of the Minister for Spiritual Formation and Wellness at Bread for the World. She leads a dynamic team of church leaders who build and maintain Bread’s national relationships with a racially and theologically diverse portfolio of denominations and church organizations. She has been a leader in the organization’s efforts toward racial equity.
She began serving Bread for the World in 2011 as associate for denominational women’s organization relations, working with leaders of denominational women’s organizations we engaged their members in a campaign to improve nutrition for women and children around the world. From there, she served as deputy director of the Church Relations department.
Nancy is a minister member of National Capital Presbytery, ordained in 2012 to her work at Bread. She has served as parish associate for Church of the Pilgrims in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC and as temporary supply pastor at Arlington Presbyterian Church in Arlington, VA. She is currently a member of the board of the Washington DC site of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Young Adult Volunteer in Mission program and the Ministry Relations team of the Committee on Ministry of the presbytery.
Before living in Washington, DC, Nancy lived in New York City for 13 years where she became an adult, completed a Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary, and managed book projects through the editorial and production processes at The Crossroad Publishing Company. Nancy was born in Virginia, but spent most of her childhood in Charleston, SC, and later attended Clemson University in SC.
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.