LaVida Davis is director of organizing and grassroots capacity building. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

LaVida Davis

Director of Organizing and Grassroots Capacity Building

LaVida leads Bread’s work in building and supporting Bread’s grassroots network across the country.

LaVida has experience creating grassroots campaigns that engage community members, major stakeholders, and elected officials. While working for the National Organization for Women Foundation, she created a voter registration and “Get Out the Vote” campaign targeting the African-American and Latina/o communities. She has also provided technical assistance and training for local community organizations around the country addressing affordable housing issues.

LaVida studied political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana — Champaign.

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  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    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.


  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 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 sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

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