Fact Sheet

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

The Impacts of Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Cuts on the African-American Community

May 15, 2018

The Trump administration and Congress are proposing cuts that would hit the African-American community particularly hard.

 In rural Zambia USAID programs in paternship with the Zambian government is helping equip villagers with the knowledge of proper nutrients. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Feed the Future

April 23, 2018

Feed the Future, launched in 2010, grew out of the U.S. response, led by President George W. Bush, to the 2007-2008 global food price crisis. Prices of basic foods doubled or tripled in some countries and pushed an...

We urge Congress to embrace smarter immigration and border enforcement policy. Photo: Jeffrey Austin

Política fronteriza: abordando las causas fundamentales del hambre y la pobreza

January 9, 2018

Immigration is a hunger issue on both sides of the border. We call on Congress to take a comprehensive approach to immigration reform.

Almost 50 percent of all black children younger than 6 live in poverty. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in the African American Community

September 30, 2018

While hunger declined from 2017 for the general U.S. population, African Americans experienced a one percent increase, an increase of 153,000 African American households. This fact sheet explores the issue in depth...

We urge Congress to embrace smarter immigration and border enforcement policy. Photo: Jeffrey Austin

Border Policy: Addressing the Root Causes of Hunger and Immigration

January 9, 2018

Immigration is a hunger issue on both sides of the border. We call on Congress to take a comprehensive approach to immigration reform.

Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, hunger and food insecurity were much more common among Puerto Ricans than among their fellow U.S. citizens in the 50 states. Photo: iStock

Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in Puerto Rico

March 1, 2019

Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, hunger and food insecurity were much more common among...

El Hambre y la Pobreza en la Comunidad Hispana

September 15, 2019

Hay 56 millones de hispanos en Estados Unidos. Algunos son nacidos aquí, mientras que otros son originarios de México, Centroamérica, o Sudamérica. Los hispanos son culturalmente y ra-cialmente diversos, y varían en...

Food insecurity can be more predictive of chronic illness than income. iStockphoto

Food Insecurity and Chronic Health Conditions

September 29, 2017

Food security status is strongly related to the likelihood of chronic disease in general, and to the number of chronic conditions an individual may have.

Overall, adults with very low food security are 40...

Joseph Terranova for Bread for the World.

Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

September 22, 2017

Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.

Food Insecurity Rates Continue Downward Trend, but Remain Higher than Pre-Recession Levels. Photo: Joseph Molieri / Bread for the World

Fact Sheet: Hunger by the Numbers

September 19, 2018

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.

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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...

Faith

African at Heart

November 22, 2019

Insight

The Africa they want

February 21, 2020

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