June 7, 2016

Bread for the World Honors Sen. Lisa Murkowski for Leadership in the Fight to End Hunger

Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World

Washington, D.C. —Bread for the World will honor Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) with a lifetime hunger champion award in recognition of her continued leadership on issues affecting hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. The award will be given as part of the organization’s 2016 Lobby Day on June 7.  

“We are proud to honor Senator Murkowski for her ongoing commitment to ending hunger worldwide,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “Our work would not be possible without the leadership and support of powerful anti-hunger champions in Congress.”

Murkowski introduced the Summer Meals Act of 2015 along with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) last year. The law would make it easier for organizations to provide meals to children and teenagers during the critical summer months when they do not receive school breakfast and lunch.

“We are appreciative of Senator Murkowski’s co-sponsorship of the Summer Meals Act,” continued Beckmann. “Her efforts to improve summer meal programs would ensure that millions of children across our country get the nutrition they need to thrive.”

Lobby Day offers Bread for the World activists a unique opportunity to personally communicate with members of Congress and their staffers on hunger-related issues. Participants are encouraged to ask their members of Congress to support the reauthorization of the law that secures funding and determines policy for child nutrition programs.

In addition to Murkowski, Bread for the World will honor Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). 

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