August 29, 2019

New Report Says We Can End Hunger by 2030

The 2019 Hunger Report provides a roadmap to end hunger by 2030.

Washington, D.C. – A new report released by Bread for the World offers solutions to both U.S. and global hunger. “Back to Basics: How to End Hunger by 2030” explores five challenges that require more attention to achieve a world without hunger: nutrition, livelihoods, gender, fragility, and climate change.

“Ending hunger will take more than donating to food pantries or providing aid to communities and countries affected by natural disasters,” said Asma Lateef, director of Bread for the World Institute. “While these are important and necessary, we can only end hunger by addressing root causes. To do that, everyone—governments, private businesses, and individuals—needs to play a pivotal role.”  

The idea of ending hunger by 2030 may sound audacious – but decades of victories, despite recent setbacks, reveal a different picture. Global progress, as well as rapid reductions in hunger in many countries, persuade us that ending hunger is possible sooner rather than later. Since 1990, world hunger has nearly been cut in half.

The report includes inspirational stories about how young U.S. evangelicals, people experiencing poverty in Asheville, North Carolina, and others are raising their voices to call for the necessary changes.

“We know that ending hunger by 2030 is possible,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “What’s required is the political will to make it happen. It’s up to all of us to tell our elected officials that we want them to make ending hunger a national priority and to elect officials who share our commitment.”

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.

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