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Women from the U.S. and abroad attend the three-day Pan African Women of Faith Summit in Washington, D.C. Howard Wilson for Bread for the World.

Act Now

2020 Offering of Letters

  • Urge your members of Congress to increase funding for nutrition programs at home and abroad. Call (800-826-3688) or email your members of Congress and urge them to end child malnutrition abroad and end summer hunger in the United States.
  • Bread for the World's 2020 Offering of Letters to Congress: Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow urges Congress to pass legislation that provides nutrition for vulnerable people in the United States and abroad. Our faith calls us to stand alongside women and children around the world. Our government should provide leadership toward a well-nourished world.

For more information on this issue:

The Global Nutrition Resolution

  • Call (800-826-3688) or email your representative and urge them to cosponsor and pass the Global Nutrition Resolution (H. Res. 189).
  • The Senate has passed its version of the Global Nutrition Resolution (S. Res. 260). Keep up the momentum and urge House members to finish the job. The bipartisan global nutrition resolutions recognize the importance of continued U.S. leadership to accelerate global progress against maternal and child malnutrition.
  • Thank your senators for passing (S.Res.260), especially if they were a cosponsor. You can view a current list of House cosponsors (H.Res.189) here.

For more information on this issue:

Watch for action alerts. For additional talking points, contact organizing@bread.org or call 800-822-7323.

Stay Informed

2020 Offering of Letters Regional Webinars

The next phase of the Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow campaign launched in January. Aside from continuing to urge Congress to prioritize nutrition programs abroad, the 2020 Offering of Letters will also focus on U.S. nutrition as well.

Bread’s Organizing Department will host a series a series of regional webinars in February to explain the campaign and give tips on how to conduct a successful letter-writing event in your church, campus, or community.

Register now for any of the following webinars or view past recordings:

  • East Regional Webinar (CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT)
    Hosted by Margaret Tran on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. ET.
  • Southeast Regional Webinar (AL, AR, GA, KY, LA, MS, TN, VA, WV)
    Hosted by Darrell Bouldin on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. CT. View recording »
  • Midwest Regional Webinar (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
    Hosted by Nicole Schmidt and Zach Schmidt. Option 1 on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. ET. Option 2 on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. ET. View recording »
  • West Regional Webinar (AK, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY)
    Hosted by Clark Hansen on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. PT. View recording »
  • Southwest Regional Webinar (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
    Hosted by Lupe Conchas. Option 1 on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. MT, Option 2 on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. MT. View recording »
  • Spanish Language Webinar (all states)
    Hosted by Dulce Gamboa, Friday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. ET. View recording »

If you have questions, contact organizing@bread.org or call 800-822-7323.

Amon McKinney

Activists in Action

Meet Bread advocate Amon McKinney

Amon McKinney is a freshman attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). A political science major, Amon is a member of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program and the student government association.

Raised with his younger brother by a single mother, Amon says their upbringing was not easy. “I started working at an earlier age so that I could help my mother around the house,” he said. “She needed help with bills, groceries, etc. so I had to step up. That is why I live by the motto ‘I want to help someone to help someone else.’” 

Amon met Bread for the World organizer Florence French who talked with him about the importance of advocacy. “I can only imagine what life would be like for me if I could not eat,” he said. “Eating every day is important, it enhances who we are and it helps us perform better in school and life.”

Amon wants to help communities have access to food. He is plans to develop a Bread team on the campus on FAMU that will organize an Offering of Letters and host events with elected officials. He also wants to hold a fall event with Bread’s Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation. In addition to volunteering with Bread, Amon is planning food drives on campus to support people experiencing hunger in the surrounding community.   

Amon hopes he has the opportunity to participate in this year’s Advocacy Summit and would eventually like to work on advocacy and policy issues in Washington, D.C. 

More Resources: Activist Tool Kit

The Activist Tool Kit is intended for new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists. It provides a set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

It's ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists. Form your own toolkit by printing out some or all of the sheets in the kit.

How-tos:


Issues-related pieces:


Biblical resources:

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Tools
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.
  • 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. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

     Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict. 

For Faith

  • 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...

  • 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.

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Faith

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