Election Resources

February 4, 2020

Bread for the World, its members, and partners are working to make hunger, poverty, and opportunity a priority for candidates.

One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns.

During these periods, current and potential office holders are listening the most and are making and establishing promises, priorities, and plans.

This year, we can elect leaders who will pass laws, fund programs, and create policy to put our nation and the world on track to end hunger by 2030—an outcome that is achievable, if our elected leaders make ending hunger a priority.

Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.

  • 2020 Election Platform
    As you consider candidates, consider what it will take to end hunger in the United States and around the world.
  • Presidential Candidate Videos
    Christian leaders with the Circle of Protection asked all presidential candidates, Republican and Democrat, to send a short video explaining what they “would do as president to offer help and opportunity to poor and hungry people in the U.S. and around the world.”
  • The Bible and Elections
    We can't end hunger unless our leaders make it a priority. Romans 13 underscores the importance of governance and justice. In 1 Kings, the queen of Sheba says to Solomon "[the Lord] has made you king to execute justice and righteousness." The Scriptures also show that wise leaders uphold the common good.
  • Churches and the Elections
    Churches and communities of faith are pushing political leaders in a nonpartisan way to focus on ending hunger. Find out how your church can participate and learn about the Dos and Don'ts of complying with IRS regulations on churches.
  • Petition to Congress
    Join people of faith around the country and tell our candidates to make this election about our working communities. Add your name to our petition.
"As Christians, we have a responsibility to ensure our neighbors aren't hungry and everyone has the dignity of work"

— excerpt from Bread for the World's Petition to Congress

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  • 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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