Government Relations

  • Regional Organizer, Staff

    Lucretia Rodgers

    Project Manager for Government Relations and Organizing

    Contact Lucretia at 202-639-9400

  • Leadership

    Heather Valentine

    Director of Government Relations

    Heather leads Bread's work in developing and articulating positions on public policy, legislative goals, and lobbying strategies for achieving its goals with Congress and the administration.

  • Staff

    Jane Adams

    Domestic Policy Analyst

    Contact Jane at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Jordan Bakke

    Art Simon Fellow

  • Staff

    Wubshet Loha

    Senior Global Nutrition Policy Analyst

    Contact Wubshet at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Christine Meléndez Ashley

    Deputy Director for Government Relations

    Contact Christine at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Ryan Quinn

    Senior International Policy Analyst

    Contact Ryan at 202-639-9400

  • Regional Organizer, Staff

    Lucretia Rodgers

    Project Manager for Government Relations and Organizing

    Contact Lucretia at 202-639-9400

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

For Faith

  • 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...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

For Advocacy

  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Fact Sheet: Hunger by the Numbers

    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.

  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

April 10, 2018

The Jobs Challenge

From the Blog