Resource Library

  • Guatemalan children. Photo by Joseph Molieri / Bread for the World

    Fact sheet: Why are families leaving Central America?

    November 26, 2018

    People who make the decision to leave home and come to the United States generally have few other options. Factors beyond their control have made their circumstances too hungry and violent for them to...

  • Indigenous communities have some of the highest hunger rates in the United States. Credit: iStock

    Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in the Indigenous Community

    October 1, 2018

    Indigenous communities have some of the highest hunger rates in the United States. As a group, one in four Native Americans and Alaskan Natives are food insecure, defined as not having regular, ...

  • Almost 50 percent of all black children younger than 6 live in poverty. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

    Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in the African American Community

    September 30, 2018

    While hunger declined from 2017 for the general U.S. population, African Americans experienced a one percent increase, an increase of 153,000 African American households. This fact sheet explores the issue in depth...

  • Food Insecurity Rates Continue Downward Trend, but Remain Higher than Pre-Recession Levels. Photo: Joseph Molieri / Bread for the World

    Fact Sheet: Hunger by the Numbers

    September 19, 2018

    In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.

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    Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in the Military Community

    July 20, 2018

    About 23,000 active duty personnel received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously food stamps) in 2013, the latest year for which statistics are available. ...

  • The Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity and provide food assistance. Photo: Bread for the World

    The Impacts of Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Cuts on the African-American Community

    May 15, 2018

    The Trump administration and Congress are proposing cuts that would hit the African-American community particularly hard.

  • Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation

    May 4, 2018
    An interactive tool that helps people understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth.
  • Fact Sheet: Get the Facts About SNAP

    April 30, 2018

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) served more than 41 million Americans in 2017 (as of December 2017). Enrollment in the program almost doubled in the wake of the recession...

  • In rural Zambia, Dcsco Muyanda shares a moment of laughter with her son Berty. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

    International Food Aid Reform

    April 25, 2018

    Since Food for Peace—the largest food aid program—began in the 1950s, approximately 3 billion people in 150 countries have benefited from American generosity and compassion. In fiscal year 2015, U.S. government food...

  •  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...