Resource Library

  • Dominic Duren spends a few moments with his son Dominc. Dominic is the director of the HELP Program in Cinncinati, Ohio. Joseph Molieri / Bread for the World

    Ending U.S. Hunger and Poverty by Focusing on Communities Where it’s Most Likely

    March 28, 2017

    By Marlysa D. Gamblin

    Some people in the United States are at least twice as likely as the general U.S. population to be hungry and/or experiencing poverty. They belong to some of the country’s major...

  • Photo by Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World.

    Poverty-Focused Development Assistance (PFDA) 101

    March 27, 2017

    U.S. development assistance has made a big difference to millions of people in poverty. A well that provides clean drinking water for a village may cost a few hundred dollars, but the benefits far exceed that sum in...

  • Soliah recently visited the WIC mobile clinic so her daughter could get a checkup. Joseph Terranova for Bread for the World.

    Fact Sheet: The Hunger-Medicaid Connection

    March 22, 2017

    Congress is considering proposals that would jeopardize healthcare coverage for millions of poor and near-poor adults and children. 

    The bill under consideration, the American Health Care Act, would gut...

  • Fact Sheet: Get the Facts About SNAP

    March 3, 2017

    Fact sheet about SNAP — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps). 

    Provides...

  • Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    March 1, 2017

    A one-page fact sheet for each state plus Washington, D.C., providing these indicators of hunger and poverty: the proportion of households in the state that struggle to put food on the table, the percentage...

  • Budget 101: Block Grants, Flexibility, and Per Capita Caps

    February 20, 2017

    Recent congressional budget proposals and plans to reduce poverty include options for changing the structure of current social programs from “entitlements,” which provide sufficient funding to address the needs of...

  • Hunger and Poverty in the African-American Community

    February 7, 2017

    Basic statistics and brief explanations of the causes of hunger and poverty among African-Americans.

    African-Americans are more likely to be food-insecure and live in poverty than other...

  • Key African American Contributions to Ending Hunger and Poverty

    February 1, 2017

    Leaders from the African-American community have helped our country and other nations inch ever closer to the goal of ending hunger and poverty by 2030. Key contributions by African-Americans throughout this century...

  • Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World

    Immigration is a Hunger Issue

    January 31, 2017

    Why Is Immigration a Hunger Issue?

    People who live and work here without documentation are among the most vulnerable people in our country. They are more likely to live in poverty and to struggle to put...

  • Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World

    El Hambre está relacionada con la inmigración

    January 31, 2017

    ¿Por qué la inmigración es cuestión de hambre?

    Las personas que aquí viven y trabajan sin documentos se encuentran entre las más vulnerables en nuestro país. Tienen más probabilidades de vivir en la pobreza...

  • One year after ACA is repealed, 18 million would be uninsured. Graphic by Doug Puller / Bread for the World

    The Affordable Care Act 101

    January 26, 2017

    Poor health is a leading cause of hunger and poverty in the United States.

    Access to affordable health insurance coverage will be a critical component in reaching the goal of ending hunger by 2030. In 2015,...

  • Many people who are at risk of hunger have jobs—even more than one—and work hard just to get by and put food on the table for their families. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

    Analysis: The BRIDGE (Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy) Act

    January 26, 2017

    The United States is a nation of immigrants. Throughout its history, people have moved here from all over the world and have contributed to their communities and our national life. Today, as in the past, immigrants...

  • Many people who are at risk of hunger have jobs—even more than one—and work hard just to get by and put food on the table for their families. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

    Análisis Legislativo: La Ley BRIDGE (Alto a Deportación de Soñadores y que Ayudan a Crecer Nuestra Economía)

    January 26, 2017

    Estados Unidos es una nación de inmigrantes. A lo largo de su historia, ha venido gente de todo el mundo, y han contribuido a sus comunidades y a la vida nacional. Hoy en día, tal como en el pasado, los inmigrantes...

  • Hunger Report 2017: Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities

    Fragile States

    November 21, 2016

    Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities explains how state fragility stands in the way of ending hunger and extreme poverty.

  • El Hambre y la Pobreza en la Comunidad Hispana

    October 24, 2016

    Esta ficha informativa resume el estado del hambre en la comunidad hispana de los Estados Unidos. Se basa en las cifras del 2014 (último año con información completa disponible) de la Oficina del Censo de los Estados...

  • Bread Newsletter October 2016

    October 1, 2016

    In this issue: Bread Continues to Seek its Issues in Debates, on Campaign Trail; Bread, Other Groups Petition Clinton and Trump Campaigns and Debate Moderator; U.S. Hunger Rates Drop, New Fact Sheet on Figures; Faith...

  • Play bingo while you watch the presidential and vice presidential debates! Graphic by Doug Puller / Bread for the World

    Bingo card for the presidential and vice presidential debates

    September 23, 2016

    Play bingo while you watch the presidential and vice presidential debates!

    We want to elect leaders who make ending hunger...

  • Mass Incarceration and Over-Policing Fact Sheet

    September 21, 2016

    Official title: Mass Incarceration and Over-Policing are Hunger Issues

    Produced in September 2016

    This fact sheet explains how mass incarceration and over-policing are related to hunger. People leaving...

  • Hunger and Poverty in the Latino Community

    September 15, 2016

    Produced in September 2016

    This fact sheet looks at the prevalence of hunger and poverty in the United States among Latinos. This is one of the groups that Bread for the World recognizes as being especially...

  • Churches and the Elections

    September 15, 2016

    A list of nine things churches, their leaders, and members can do to be involved during the 2016 campaigns for Congress and the presidency. All items are geared toward electing members of Congress and a president...