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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...

  • 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...