Fact Sheet

Graphic by Doug Puller/Bread for the World

2016 Elections Survey Handout and Graphics

February 3, 2016

Bread for the World commissioned The Mellman Group and Eleison LLC to survey 1,000 voters on the issue of hunger and the 2016 elections. This fact sheet provides the main findings of that survey, and the memes (...

El Hambre y la Pobreza en la Comunidad Hispana

October 24, 2016

Esta ficha informativa resume el estado del hambre en la comunidad hispana de los Estados Unidos. Se basa en las cifras del 2014 (último año con información completa disponible) de la Oficina del Censo de los Estados...

Infographic: Key Latino Contributions to Ending Hunger and Poverty

Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in the Latino Community

September 15, 2019

This fact sheet looks at the prevalence of hunger and poverty in the United States among Latinos....

Informe 2016, en cifras

December 3, 2015

Cada año desde el 2008, el número de personas que padecen inseguridad alimentaria en los Estados Unidos se ha mantenido entre 48 y 50 millones, lo que supone aproximadamente 1 de cada 6 personas en el país. 

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The 2016 Hunger Report by the Numbers

December 3, 2015

Each year since 2008, the number of food-insecure people in the United States has hovered between 48 million and 50 million, approximately one in six people in the country.

Food insecurity increases, by nearly...

Hunger by the Numbers (2016)

September 12, 2016

Produced in September 2016

This fact sheet summarizes the state of hunger in the United States. It is based on 2015 figures (the latest available) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for hunger security in...

Congressional Scorecard for 113th Congress

August 20, 2015

Voting Record for the 113th Congress

Shows how senators and representatives voted on legislation that would impact hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. Specifically, this report...

Food for Peace Reform Act bill analysis

August 18, 2015

The Food for Peace Reform Act (S 525) offers an opportunity to reform the federal government’s food-aid programs so that funds are used more efficiently and reach millions more people each year — at no additional...

Photo by Rick Reinhard

Churches and Hunger fact sheet

August 18, 2015

This fact sheet presents the argument that charity alone can’t feed everyone who’s hungry and the importance of government-provided assistance.

Churches, food banks, and private food charities have all been...

Fact Sheet: Get the Facts About SNAP

April 30, 2018

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) served more than 41 million Americans in 2017 (as of December 2017). Enrollment in the program almost doubled in the wake of the recession...

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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