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Sharon Thornberry is rural communities liaison at Columbia Gorge Food Bank. She is a long-time Bread for the World activist. Thornberry previously served as community food systems manager at Oregon Food Bank and as president and board member of the Community Food Security Coalition. She served as a member of the Bishop’s Initiative to End Hunger of the Oregon Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Oregon Hunger Task Force. Thornberry is the recipient of the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon 2018 Ecumenical Service Award in recognition of her leadership to eliminate hunger from Oregon’s rural communities. She is United Methodist. The Dalles, Oregon.
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.