Bread's I Vote to End Hunger Campaign

Bread for the World, its members, and partners are working to make hunger, poverty, and opportunity a priority for candidates.

We are moved by God’s grace in Jesus Christ to work for justice for hungry people in our country and around the world. We believe that ending hunger by 2030 is a goal within reach, and we are taking action because our children, our neighbors—real people—are suffering. We want candidates to know that we will vote to end hunger.

Focusing on the 2018 Midterm Elections

One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. During these periods, current and potential office holders are listening the most and are making and establishing promises, priorities, and plans.

The 2018 midterm elections are critical in our work. This year, we can elect leaders who will pass laws, fund programs, and create policy to put our nation and the world on track to end hunger by 2030. The new Congress and president we elect in November will take office in early 2017, leaving only 13 years to achieve our goal. But we can do it.

Hunger is not a partisan issue. That is why Bread works with our nation’s leaders — whoever they may be — in a bipartisan manner. Bread does not endorse any candidate or political party.

Get Involved

As part of our I Vote to End Hunger strategy, Bread needs you to be part of this campaign and push this message out to candidates in the congressional and presidential elections. You can join our campaign:

Get in front of the candidates

Whether during public forums, town hall meetings, or a meeting at a candidate's office, you can engage all candidates on hunger in the 2018 midterm elections. In most cases, that will be a candidate from each of the major parties. It is important to engage candidates on both sides so that regardless of who wins, there is a relationship established with the office-holder.

We want you to ask candidates the following questions:

  • If elected, what will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the U.S. and worldwide?
  • Will you publicize your position on hunger, poverty, and opportunity on your website and in social media?
  • Will you meet with us within the first 30 days of taking office?

Tell us and others about your involvement

After meeting with a candidate, please let us know how it went by emailing organizing@bread.org. This will help Bread for the World track the number of candidates who are being engaged.

Additionally, writing letters to the editor of your local newspaper and posting your experience on social media will publicize your efforts.

If you have any questions or need support with elections, please contact us by email or 202-639-9400.

Elect leaders who “defend the cause of the poor of the people, and give deliverance to the needy.”

Psalm 72:4

Tools
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For Education

For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    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...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    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...

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.

    ...

  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • 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...

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