Hunger in the News

September 28, 2015
Hunger in the News: Immigration, mass incarceration, India, and sustainable development . Photo: Bread for the World

"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."


Infographic by Doug Puller

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.
  • Racially Equitable Responses to Hunger During COVID-19 and Beyond

    By Marlysa D. Gamblin and Kathleen King

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as when a person or household does not have regular, reliable access to the foods needed for good health. Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color (BIPOC) have historically had higher...

  • Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Better Nutrition Protects Lives

    With the coronavirus now spreading in low-resource contexts and new waves of infection expected in the coming year, better nutrition for vulnerable people is more important than ever.

For Faith

  • Finding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border: A Bilingual Latino Devotional

    Devotional writers challenge us to feel the Spirit of God within us and to hear God’s urgent call to demand justice so all can put food on the table.
  • 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...

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