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Heather provides leadership to align Bread’s communications objectives and advocacy / organizing strategies to compel faith communities, U.S. policymakers, and partners to end hunger and poverty.
Previously, Heather led faith inspired institutions to ensure the rights and dignity of historically marginalized populations, including women, children and people of color. She managed advocacy and fundraising campaigns for women survivors of violence as the Tahirih Justice Center Greater DC Director, secured land rights of widows and children in Sub-Saharan Africa as a legal fellow at International Justice Mission, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end violence against the poor by transforming justice systems, and twice served on U.S. delegations headed by the UN Commission on the Status of Women to promote women’s political participation in post-communist societies.
Heather holds a J.D. from the University of Iowa, a B.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and is a Master of Divinity candidate at Wesley Theological Seminary.
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, reliable access to the foods needed for good health.
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.
Better nutrition is a necessary component of a country’s capacity to achieve development goals such as economic growth and improved public health.
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...
This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-African people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.
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...
A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.
For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.
Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.
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.
These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C.