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  •  In rural Zambia USAID programs in paternship with the Zambian government is helping equip villagers with the knowledge of proper nutrients. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

    Feed the Future

    April 23, 2018

    Feed the Future, launched in 2010, grew out of the U.S. response, led by President George W. Bush, to the 2007-2008 global food price crisis. Prices of basic foods doubled or tripled in some countries and pushed an...

  • The Face of Famine in South Sudan: A Call to Bridge the Humanitarian-Development-Diplomacy Divide

    April 16, 2018

    In 2017, famine and near-famine conditions were reported in four countries: South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and parts of northeastern Nigeria. About 20 million people in these countries were at risk of starvation. A...

  • In the United States, the preferred way of ending hunger is by ensuring that everyone who wants a job can get one and that it pays a sufficient wage.

    The Jobs Challenge

    April 10, 2018
    The 2018 Hunger Report explores why millions of American workers and their families are hungry and poor — and how government policies can change this.
  • Reforming our nation's criminal justice system is critical to ending hunger and poverty in the United States.  Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World.

    Mass Incarceration: A Major Cause of Hunger

    February 16, 2018

    Mass incarceration has far-reaching effects in the United States. It poses a significant barrier to ending U.S. hunger and poverty by 2030—a goal the United States adopted in 2015. But the connection is not always...

  • Hunger and poverty persist around the world. Let’s pray for those who need our help the most. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

    Advancing Nutrition through Food Aid Reform

    February 7, 2018

    The United States has long been a global leader in responding to humanitarian emergencies. Food assistance that includes nutritious food for pregnant women and young children is both a life-and-death matter for...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    January 31, 2018

    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...

  • We urge Congress to embrace smarter immigration and border enforcement policy. Photo: Jeffrey Austin

    Política fronteriza: abordando las causas fundamentales del hambre y la pobreza

    January 9, 2018

    Immigration is a hunger issue on both sides of the border. We call on Congress to take a comprehensive approach to immigration reform.

  • We urge Congress to embrace smarter immigration and border enforcement policy. Photo: Jeffrey Austin

    Border Policy: Addressing the Root Causes of Hunger and Immigration

    January 9, 2018

    Immigration is a hunger issue on both sides of the border. We call on Congress to take a comprehensive approach to immigration reform.

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    December 7, 2017

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Hunger Report 2017: Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities

    Fragile States

    November 23, 2017

    Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities explains how state fragility stands in the way of ending hunger and extreme poverty.

  • Tax Policy is Hunger Issue

    October 25, 2017

    Summary

    Scripture indicates that government has a role to play in the protection and development of people. As Congress debates tax reform legislation, Bread for the World urges lawmakers to:

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  • Las Políticas Tributarias son un Tema sobre el Hambre

    October 25, 2017

    Resumen

    Las Escrituras indican que el gobierno tiene un papel importante que desempeñar en la protección y el desarrollo de las personas. Mientras el Congreso debate sobre la legislación de reforma...

  • Reforming our nation's criminal justice system is critical to ending hunger and poverty in the United States.  Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World.

    Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    October 15, 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison...

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    October 10, 2017

    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...

  • Nancy Pelosi joins the 24 hour prayer vigil as an inter faith community came together to protest the GOP healthcare bill. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

    Getting to Zero Hunger by 2030: Race, Poverty, and Hunger

    October 6, 2017

    By Marlysa D. Gamblin and Margot Nitschke

    Ending hunger in the United States is within reach, explain Marlysa Gamblin and Margot Nitschke, in...

  • Food insecurity can be more predictive of chronic illness than income. iStockphoto

    Food Insecurity and Chronic Health Conditions

    September 29, 2017

    Food security status is strongly related to the likelihood of chronic disease in general, and to the number of chronic conditions an individual may have.

    Overall, adults with very low food security are 40...

  • Joseph Terranova for Bread for the World.

    Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

    September 22, 2017

    Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.

  • Latino children are nearly twice as likely to lack access to sufficient nutritious food as non-Latino white children. Photo: Bread for the World

    El Hambre y la Pobreza en la Comunidad Hispana

    September 15, 2017

    Hay 56 millones de hispanos en Estados Unidos. Algunos son nacidos aquí, mientras que otros son originarios de México, Centroamérica, o Sudamérica. Los hispanos son culturalmente y ra-cialmente diversos, y varían en...

  • Those who face hunger, malnutrition, and extreme poverty are increasingly likely to live in areas currently experiencing or recovering from crises. Photo by Jordan Teague / Bread for the World Institute

    Mind the Gap: Nutrition to Bridge Humanitarian and Development Efforts

    September 13, 2017

    By Jordan Teague

    Because the world has made so much progress against hunger in recent decades, those who face hunger, malnutrition, and extreme poverty are increasingly likely to live in areas currently...

  • Bread's victories often have lasting effects and set policy and funding that benefit people for years. UN/Kibae Park.

    International Development Association (IDA) and Nutrition

    September 1, 2017

    Improving maternal and child nutrition is the most cost-effective investment in international human and economic development.

    Improving nutrition not only alleviates human suffering, but also improves the...