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.”

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


African at Heart

November 22, 2019


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