December 4, 2019

Bread Statement on the SNAP Work Requirement Rule

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s final rule requiring stricter work requirements and time limits on adults participating in SNAP. The following can be attributed to David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:

“This rule will make it more difficult for low-income adults to access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—a change that could kick hundreds of thousands of people off the program. Most low-income adults on SNAP who can work do work. 

“The rule also ignores that there are still millions of Americans who face barriers to employment, lack transportation, or live in areas where the economy has not recovered. God teaches us that we are not to withhold nourishment from anyone. We oppose the administration’s decision and urge them to immediately withdraw this rule.”

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  • 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...

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