Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: The Consequences of Sequestration and Tight Budget Caps

July 15, 2015

Sequestration refers to broad cuts to the federal government’s budget triggered by the Budget Control Act of 2011. These cuts are on top of already tight spending limits and years of cuts to programs serving poor and...

2015 Hunger Report Data Tables

July 6, 2015

The 2015 Hunger Report data tables give readers easy access to current and comprehensive statistics on hunger and poverty, and the status of human development more broadly. Tables are divided between U.S. and global...

Poverty-Focused Development Assistance (PFDA) 101

July 6, 2015

Bread for the World monitors a number of accounts within the overall International Affairs Budget (called the 150 Account) of the federal government’s budget. These accounts fund programs that touch on hunger and...

Hunger & Poverty Among African-American Children

July 6, 2015

Produced in February 2013

Keeping the Dream Alive: Hunger by the Numbers among Older Americans

July 6, 2015

Life expectancy has been rising steadily in the United States. The average expected lifespan in 2001 was 76 years. In 2012 this increased to 79 years. This means there is a growing population of older Americans. One...

A Glossary of Budget Terms

July 6, 2015

A list of definitions for commonly used budget terms.

Triggers 101

July 6, 2015

A trigger is a mechanism intended to force Congress to pass bills to reduce federal deficits.

Overall Spending Caps 101

July 6, 2015

Restrictive spending caps that gut anti-poverty programs are not the answer. To reduce our nation’s deficit, the federal budget must be considered in its entirety. Congress must oppose overall spending caps and...

Budget 101: Block Grants, Flexibility, and Per Capita Caps

February 20, 2017

Recent congressional budget proposals and plans to reduce poverty include options for changing the structure of current social programs from “entitlements,” which provide sufficient funding to address the needs of...

Debt Limit 101

July 6, 2015

Most of the debt the government may owe is limited by law. When that limit is reached, Congress must vote to increase it. This has happened 10 times since 2001.

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