Leadership

  • Adlai Amor is director of communications and marketing. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Adlai Amor

    Director of Communications and Marketing

    Adlai leads efforts to communicate with Bread’s membership and the broader public through media relations, publications, and the web. He began his career as a journalist in the Philippines.

  • Bread for the World president Rev. David Beckmann. Bread for the World photo
    Board of Directors, Leadership

    David Beckmann

    President

    Rev. David Beckmann leads large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger. David has served as president since 1991.

  • Asma Lateef is director of Bread for the World institute. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Institute, Leadership

    Asma Lateef

    Director

    Asma oversees the Institute’s research, analysis, and education on policy issues related to U.S. and global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. She served previously as director of policy and programs for Citizens for Global Solutions.

  • Jim Lund is Vice President for Development and Membershsip. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Leadership

    James Lund

    Vice President for Development and Membership

    Jim leads organization-wide efforts to expand Bread membership and its member services and leads organizational fundraising.

  • Eric Mitchell is the director of government relations. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Eric Mitchell

    Director of Government Relations

    Eric leads the work in developing and articulating Bread’s positions on policy, legislative goals, and lobbying strategies for achieving its goals with Congress and the administration.

  • Delma Plummer is Vice President for Finance and Administration
    Leadership

    Delma Plummer

    Vice President for Finance and Administration

    Delma oversees finance, human resources, database management, computer support services, and facilities. She also supports the Finance, Audit and Investment Committees of the Board.

  • Michele Sumilas is Managing Director of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Michele Sumilas

    Managing Director

    Michele manages the daily operations of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute and assists the president in directing their overall strategies.

Tools
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.

  • Mass Incarceration: A Major Cause of Hunger

    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 obvious.

  • Advancing Nutrition through Food Aid Reform

    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 individuals and an economic imperative for countries.

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.

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  • 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.