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Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World today congratulated board member and former U.S. Representative Spencer Bachus III (R-AL) on his confirmation to the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank. The following statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:
“The Senate made a wise move today by confirming former Rep. Spencer Bachus to the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank. Rep. Bachus is a long-time member of Bread for the World board of directors and a champion of policies that improved conditions and promoted stability both in the U.S. and struggling countries around the world. We congratulate Rep. Bachus on his new role.”
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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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.