Fact Sheet

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Fact Sheet: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and SNAP

March 27, 2020

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Election Resources

February 4, 2020
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.
Bangladeshi mothers receiving information about maternal and child health and nutrition. Photo: Todd Post / Bread for the World

Fact Sheet: Why We Need $200 Million for Global Nutrition Programs

May 16, 2019

Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition in the fiscal year 2020 budget. ...

U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

January 20, 2020

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

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Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in the Military Community

July 20, 2018

About 23,000 active duty personnel received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously food stamps) in 2013, the latest year for which statistics are available. ...

Guatemalan children. Photo by Joseph Molieri / Bread for the World

¿Por qué las familias están abandonando Centroamérica?

December 1, 2018

Las personas que toman la decisión de dejar su hogar y venir a Estados Unidos, generalmente han tenido muy pocas opciones. Factores más allá de su control han provocado que sus circunstancias estén marcadas por...

Sharmila Chaudhari feeds her daughter Sanjana, 19 months, at the Nutrition Rehabilitation Home in Dhangadhi, Nepal. Photo: Laura Pohl / Bread for the World

Fact Sheet: Fortified for Life. How the U.S. Government Supports Global Nutrition.

December 7, 2018

Good nutrition is a critical part of ensuring that all human beings can use their bodies and minds to live an active life and reach their full potential.

Guatemalan children. Photo by Joseph Molieri / Bread for the World

Fact sheet: Why are families leaving Central America?

November 26, 2018

People who make the decision to leave home and come to the United States generally have few other options. Factors beyond their control have made their circumstances too hungry and violent for them to...

Indigenous communities have some of the highest hunger rates in the United States. Credit: iStock

Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in the Indigenous Community

October 1, 2018

Indigenous communities have some of the highest hunger rates in the United States. As a group, one in four Native Americans and Alaskan Natives are food insecure, defined as not having regular, ...

The Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity and provide food assistance to hungry people. Photo: Bread for the World

The Impacts of Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Cuts on the Latino Community

June 1, 2018

To end hunger and poverty in the United States by 2030, our country needs to support a budget that improves the lives of men, women, and children.

Unfortunately, the Trump administration and Congress are...

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.

For Advocacy