Bread for the World News

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice that lobbies Congress and the administration on ending hunger in the U.S. and around the world. We are the largest organization of its kind in the nation. Bread has lobbyists on its staff and also mobilizes people of faith around the U.S. to communicate with Congress through letters, emails, phone calls, and in-person visits. We are based in Washington, D.C., near Capitol Hill.

Bread is a leading authority on hunger and poverty and related issues. We have experts available to speak to reporters, producers, and editors. We can provide comment and contribute expert opinion. Our experts are available for interviews in all media or for background information. Bread specializes in these issues, both domestically and internationally:

  • Hunger (food insecurity)
  • Malnutrition/nutrition
  • Maternal and child nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Legislative process (hunger-related legislation moving through Congress)
  • U.S. federal budget
  • U.S. domestic programs (SNAP, WIC, child nutrition programs, etc.)
  • U.S. foreign aid (food aid, poverty-focused development programs)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Agriculture/farming
  • Climate change and hunger
  • Immigration and hunger
  • Mass incarceration and hunger
  • Research on hunger
  • Public policy on hunger/government strategies to end hunger

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

Faith

African at Heart

November 22, 2019

Insight

From the Blog