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"Republicans and Democrats agree: End mass incarceration," by Inimai Chettiar, Aljeezra America. "Mass incarceration is a pressing national issue and should be given the attention it deserves in this election. What is most important is that political leaders — including presidential candidates — shift from broad rhetorical support for change to public endorsement of clear policy solutions."
"World sets goal of eliminating hunger, but food aid remains underfunded," by Benedict Moran, Aljazeera America. "Currently, funding for malnutrition programs falls far short of what experts say is needed."
"Mark Zuckerberg: Internet access can eradicate extreme poverty," by Ahiza Garcia, CNN Money. "The Facebook CEO called for greater global Internet access on Saturday during a speech at the United Nations."
"What the Pope’s Fight Against Poverty Looks Like in Philadelphia," by Andrew Satter, Michael C. Richardson, and Greg Kaufmann, The Nation. A visit with Tianna Gaines-Turner — a member of Witnesses to Hunger and a leader in the antipoverty movement — in which she speaks in a video about what the fight against poverty looks like through her eyes.
"The Piercing Cry of Child Poverty in Economically Rich but Spiritually Poor America," by Marian Wright Edelman, Huff Post Politics. "God did not make 50 different classes of children and Mississippi’s children are as precious as Massachusetts’ children and all of their basic survival needs, health care and nutrition and housing, should be provided."
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.