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  • Sandra Joireman is Weinstein Chair of International Studies and professor of political science at the University of Richmond.
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    Sandra Joireman

    Chair of the Board

    Richmond, Va.  |  Joireman is Weinstein Chair of International Studies and professor of political science at the University of Richmond.

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    John Carr

    Vice Chair of the Board

    Cheverly, Md.
    Founder and director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University.

    Washington correspondent, America magazine. Recent Fellow, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Former executive director, Dept of Justice, Peace and Human...

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    Iva Carruthers

    Secretary of the Board

    Chicago, Ill.
    General Secretary of Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, which engages progressive African-American faith leaders in social justice issues.

    Founder and director of Lois House, an urban retreat center. Trustee of Chicago Theological Seminary, Kwame Nkrumah Academy, and Shared Interest. Professor...

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    Michael Martin

    Treasurer of the Board

    San Francisco, Calif.
    Internal medicine specialist, MD, MBA, MPH.

    Clinical faculty, University of California, San Francisco. Involved in a variety of medical, business, research and humanitarian interests. Bread for the World member for more than thirty years. Catholic.

  • Bread for the World president Rev. David Beckmann. Bread for the World photo
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    David Beckmann


    Rev. David Beckmann leads large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger.

  • Victor Adamo is a community volunteer and retired president of ProAssurance Corporation.
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    Victor Adamo

    Birmingham, Ala.  |  Community volunteer and retired president of ProAssurance Corporation.

  • Rep. Bachus if a former Republican Representative from Alabama.
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    Spencer Bachus

    Birmingham, Ala.  |  Former U.S. Representative from Alabama (Republican).

  • Beth Bostrom is Pastor at Roseland United Methodist Church.
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    Beth Bostrom

    Sebastian, Fla.  |  Pastor, Roseland United Methodist Church; served previously as United Methodist Chaplain at the University of Miami.

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    Matthew Boulton

    Indianapolis, Ind.
    President and professor of theology, Christian Theological Seminary.

    Former associate professor of ministry studies, Harvard Divinity School. Has researched how Christian worship founds and forms Christian life, based in the history and practices of Christian liturgy; theology and public...

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    Bob Cahill

    New York, N.Y.
    Chair, Investment Subcommittee and Member, Development Committee.

    Board member of Alliance to End Hunger and Gregorian University Foundation. Board chair emeritus, City Harvest, New York City perishable food program. Former chair of board of trustees, Loyola School. Chair, Morality in Media....

  • Arturo Chavez is President and CEO of the Mexican American Catholic College.
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    Arturo Chavez

    San Antonio, Texas  |  As President and CEO of the Mexican American Catholic College, Chavez led the transition from a Cultural Center to a Catholic College that offers degrees in pastoral ministry.

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    Walter Contreras

    Los Angeles, Calif.
    Western U.S. vice president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition.

    Advocate and activist for Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. Member, Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders. Has served as coordinador of hispanic ministries, director of outreach and Hispanic church...

  • Bob Dole is the former Senate Majority Leader.
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    Bob Dole

    Washington, D.C.  |  Former Senate Majority Leader and former Republican candidate for President.

  • Dick Durbin is U.S. Senator from Illinois (Democrat).
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    Dick Durbin

    Springfield, Ill.  |  U.S. Senator from Illinois (Democrat) and a leader on U.S. and global hunger and poverty issues.

  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) is a member of the House Appropriations Committee
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    Jeff Fortenberry

    Lincoln, Neb.  |  Jeff Fortenberry is U.S. Representative from Nebraska's first district.

  • Mike Goorhouse is President/CEO, Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.
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    Mike Goorhouse

    Holland, Mich.  |  Mike Goorhouse is President/CEO, Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

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    Fred Gross

    Stevens Point, Wis.
    Family physician on staff at Family Health/La Clinica de los Campesinos, the only migrant health center in Wisconsin.

    Active in migrant worker health care for over 20 years. Participated in numerous medical mission trips to Latin America. Justice and Peace committee member, St. Joseph...

  • Ambassador Tony Hall is president emeritus of the Alliance to End Hunger.
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    Tony Hall

    Arlington, Va.  |  Ambassador Tony Hall is executive director emeritus of the Alliance to End Hunger and former Ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

  • Tom Hart is North American executive director of ONE.
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    Tom Hart

    Washington, D.C.  |  as North American executive director of ONE, Hart is responsible for ONE’s advocacy, communications, and campaign activities in the United States and Canada.

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    David Husby

    Chicago, Ill.
    Director, Covenant World Relief, the Evangelical Covenant Church’s humanitarian aid ministry responsible for disaster relief and transformational community development worldwide.

    In more than 25 years with the Evangelical Covenant Church, has provided leadership in pastoral care, staff...

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    Hee-Soo Jung

    Sun Prairie, Wis.
    Bishop, United Methodist Church, North Central Jurisdiction, Wisconsin Episcopal Area.

    President, General Board of Global Ministries. President, UMC Korean Ministry Plan. Former board chair, United Methodist Committee on Relief. Former vice president, JustPeace. Served eight years as Bishop...

  • Carlos Malave is a member of Bread for the World's Board of Directors.
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    Carlos Malavé

    Louisville, Ky.  |  Executive Director of Christian Churches Together in the USA, an ecumenical forum of churches and Chrisitan orgianzations from all the families of U.S. Christianity.

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    Joe Martingale

    New York, N.Y.
    Chair, Audit Committee. Health benefits consultant.

    Bread for the World activist, past chair of the Partnership for the Homeless, founder and director of the New York Business Group on Health, director of the New York Health Purchasing Alliance (a small business health benefits purchasing...

  • Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) is serving his eleventh term in Congress.
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    Jim McGovern

    Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) is currently serving his eleventh term in Congress.

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    Terry Meehan

    New York, N.Y.
    Chairman, Azimuth Investment Management, LLC.

    Former Chairman, Fleet Meehan Specialist, Inc. Former governor of the New York Stock Exchange. Fellow, Foreign Policy Association. Board member, Alliance to End Hunger, SupplyPro, Interfaith Center of New York, New York League of Conservation...

  • Dave Miner is Former Board chair, Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute.
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    David Miner

    Indianapolis, Ind.  |  >Projects Chair and Board member, Indy Hunger Network. Former Board chair, Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute.

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    William Moore

    Raleigh, N.C. 
    Executive director, The Eleanor Crook Foundation. 

    Formerly Chief Storyteller, UN Millennium Campaign, where he travelled to dozens of countries to raise awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals and surveyed people regarding their development needs. Generated a photo-narrative project...

  • Jerry Moran is a Republican Senator from Kansas.
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    Jerry Moran

    Plainville, Kan.  |  Senator Moran (R-Kan.) is Chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Co-founder if the Senate Hunger Caucus.

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    Shirley Mullen

    Houghton, N.Y.
    President, Houghton College

    Strives to prepare faith-driven young people for a life of integrated service, justice-seeking, and continued learning. Created the Center for Faith, Justice, and Global Engagement at Houghton College in 2001. In 2013, hosted a Faith & Justice Symposium on food...

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    Carol Myers

    Holland, Mich.
    Creator and editor of

    Bread supporter since 1975. Former Bread for the World congressional district coordinator. Initiated team presentations about Bread for the World and hunger in west Michigan. Served on Bread Board Committee to establish the endowment. Served in...

  • Melena Nelson is Controller, Corporate Operations at McKissack & McKissack.
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    Melena Nelson

    La Plata, Md.  |  Controller, Corporate Operations, McKissack & McKissack.

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    Donna Neste

    Springfield, Mo. and Minneapolis, Minn.

    Hunger activist and Bread member since 1978. Coordinator, Twin Cities Metro Bread Committee speakers bureau. Formerly coordinator of neighborhood ministries at Mount Olive Lutheran Church for more than two decades. Deep and practical understanding of the struggles of inner...

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    Chang Park

    Armonk, N.Y.
    Founder and CEO, Universal Remote Control, Inc.

    Former engineer and banker. National board member, Common Cause. Board member, Union Theological Seminary. Former Trustee and Treasurer, Riverside Church of New York City. Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy, Michigan Tech. As a child growing up in...

  • Devita Parnell is Missional Resources Specialist, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
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    Devita Parnell

    Lilburn, Ga.  |  Parnell is Missional Resources Specialist for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

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    Richard Pates

    Des Moines, Iowa.
    Bishop of Des Moines.

    Member, Board of Direcors of the North American College in Rome, the National Advisory Board for the Center for Study of Church Management at Villanova Univeristy, the National Catholic Rural Lift Conference, the Board of Recents of Conception Seminary. Has served on...

  • Dawn Pierce is a licensed practical nurse and community advocate.
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    Dawn Pierce

    Boise, Idaho  |  Pierce is a licensed practical nurse and community advocate.

  • Kate Pringle is Parter, Litigation Department, Freidman, Kaplan, Seiler, & Adelman, LLP.
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    Katherine Pringle

    Pelham, N.Y.  |  Parter, Litigation Department, Freidman, Kaplan, Seiler, & Adelman, LLP and serves as general counsel and advises the firm on matters of conflicts and ethics.

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    Lawrence Reddick

    Cedar Hill, TX
    Senior Bishop, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

    As Senior Bishop, is CEO of the CME Church; also Bishop of CME Churches of Texas and Jamaica. Previously bishop for CME missions in Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Jamaica, and Haiti; and pastor in the CME Church in the Southeast and Midwest....

  • Shirley Reed is President of the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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    Shirley Reed

    Washington, D.C.  |  President of the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

  • Reyes is Executive director, Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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    Jonathan Reyes

    Washington, D.C.  |  Executive director, Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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    Tara Reynolds

    Pittsburgh, Pa. and Dayton, Ohio.
    Third-year law student, Ohio Northern Univeristy Pettit College of Law.

    Bread activist. Law clerk, Dayton. In 2013, testified before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee during a hearing on the impact of federal budget decisions on families and communities, describing how...

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    Daniel Rift

    Oak Park, Ill.
    Director of the Evangelical Lutheran Church World Hunger and Disaster Appeal.

    Daniel leads staff work on hunger education, networking, and fundraising. Delegate to the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. General Assembly. Former officer for Church World Service and former...

  • Angela Rupchock-Schafer is Chief Development and Communications Officer at Marshall County Community Foundation.
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    Angela Rupchock-Schafer

    Plymouth, Ind.  |  Chief development and communications officer at Marshall County Community Foundation, Bread for the World 2008 Hunger Justice Leader, and Bread activist.

  • Art Simon is founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World.
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    Art Simon

    President emeritus and founder

    Bowie, Md.  |  President emeritus and founder of Bread for the World.

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    Frances Simpson Allen

    New York, NY
    Programme Management Officer, Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth at the United Nations. 

    Previously, worked on the global launch of the Sustainable Development Goals as Coordinator of the Post-2015 Strategy Hub in the United Nations Secretary General's office. Formerly worked on...

  • Susan Stall is a community volunteer from Greenville, S.C.
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    Susan Stall

    Greenville, S.C.  |  Community volunteer and former corporate banker with SunTrust Banks in Atlanta.

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    Sharon Thornberry

    Philomath, Ore.
    Community food systems manager, Oregon Food Bank.

    Long-time Bread for the World activist. Member of Bishop’s Initiative to End Hunger and Oregon Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church. Past president and board member of the Community Food Security Coalition. Member, Oregon Hunger...

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    Martha Ward

    Seattle, Wash.
    Community volunteer to reduce hunger and homelessness.

    Board member, Compass Housing Alliance. Longtime Bread member, activist, and event organizer in Minneapolis, MN, and Seattle, WA. Management experience in human resources and corporate finance. Presbyterian.

  • Kate Weaver is associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
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    Kate Weaver

    Austin, Texas.  |  Weaver is associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

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    Claire Wiggins

    Pasadena, Calif.
    Community Outreach Ministry Assistant, Lake Avenue Church.

    At Lake Avenue Church, works in civic engagement and advocacy, including planning an interfaith collaborative mayoral forum, initiating a ministry to use film documentaries to spur dialogue and advocacy, and connecting with a network...

from our Resource Library

For Education

  • The Nourishing Effect

    Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

  • Mind the Gap: Nutrition to Bridge Humanitarian and Development Efforts

    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 experiencing or recovering from crises. They are the hardest to reach and the most...

  • International Development Association (IDA) and Nutrition

    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 conditions that create poverty in the first place. For every $1 invested in...

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.

    Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.

  • Bread Newsletter January 2016

    In this issue: Another Great Year for Bread; Catholics Begin Observance of Holy Year of Mercy; Serving on ‘God’s Wave Length’ for 39 Years; and more.

  • Interfaith Religious Leaders’ Pledge to End Hunger

    A wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.

    We are deeply pleased...

For Advocacy

  • 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.


  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

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

  • El Dream Act de 2017 (S. 1615 & H.R. 3440)

    Estados Unidos es una nación de inmigrantes. A través de su historia gente de todas partes del mundo se han trasladado aquí y han contribuido en sus comunidades y a nuestra vida nacional. Hoy, al igual que en el pasado, los inmigrantes continúan creando prosperidad y enriquecimiento para esta...


Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017


Running their own lives

September 15, 2017

From the Blog