Resource Library

  • Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation

    May 4, 2018
  • Fact Sheet: Get the Facts About SNAP

    April 30, 2018

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) served more than 41 million Americans in 2017 (as of December 2017). Enrollment in the program almost doubled in the wake of the recession...

  • In rural Zambia, Dcsco Muyanda shares a moment of laughter with her son Berty. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

    International Food Aid Reform

    April 25, 2018

    Since Food for Peace—the largest food aid program—began in the 1950s, approximately 3 billion people in 150 countries have benefited from American generosity and compassion. In fiscal year 2015, U.S. government food...

  •  In rural Zambia USAID programs in paternship with the Zambian government is helping equip villagers with the knowledge of proper nutrients. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

    Feed the Future

    April 23, 2018

    Feed the Future, launched in 2010, grew out of the U.S. response, led by President George W. Bush, to the 2007-2008 global food price crisis. Prices of basic foods doubled or tripled in some countries and pushed an...

  • The Face of Famine in South Sudan: A Call to Bridge the Humanitarian-Development-Diplomacy Divide

    April 16, 2018

    In 2017, famine and near-famine conditions were reported in four countries: South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and parts of northeastern Nigeria. About 20 million people in these countries were at risk of starvation. A...

  • In the United States, the preferred way of ending hunger is by ensuring that everyone who wants a job can get one and that it pays a sufficient wage.

    The Jobs Challenge

    April 10, 2018
    The 2018 Hunger Report explores why millions of American workers and their families are hungry and poor — and how government policies can change this.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    March 14, 2018

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

  • Almost 50 percent of all black children younger than 6 live in poverty. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

    Hunger and Poverty in the African-American Community

    February 26, 2018

    While hunger declined from 2017 for the general U.S. population, African Americans experienced a one percent increase, an increase of 153,000 African American households.

  • Mass incarceration. Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World.

    Mass Incarceration: A Major Cause of Hunger

    February 16, 2018

    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...

  • Hunger and poverty persist around the world. Let’s pray for those who need our help the most. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

    Advancing Nutrition through Food Aid Reform

    February 7, 2018

    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...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    January 31, 2018

    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...

  • We urge Congress to embrace smarter immigration and border enforcement policy. Photo: Jeffrey Austin

    Border Policy: Addressing the Root Causes of Hunger and Immigration

    January 9, 2018

    Immigration is a hunger issue on both sides of the border. We call on Congress to take a comprehensive approach to immigration reform.

  • We urge Congress to embrace smarter immigration and border enforcement policy. Photo: Jeffrey Austin

    Política fronteriza: abordando las causas fundamentales del hambre y la pobreza

    January 9, 2018

    Immigration is a hunger issue on both sides of the border. We call on Congress to take a comprehensive approach to immigration reform.

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

    December 7, 2017

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

  • Hunger Report 2017: Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities

    Fragile States

    November 23, 2017

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

  • Tax Policy is Hunger Issue

    October 25, 2017

    Summary

    Scripture indicates that government has a role to play in the protection and development of people. As Congress debates tax reform legislation, Bread for the World urges lawmakers to:

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  • Las Políticas Tributarias son un Tema sobre el Hambre

    October 25, 2017

    Resumen

    Las Escrituras indican que el gobierno tiene un papel importante que desempeñar en la protección y el desarrollo de las personas. Mientras el Congreso debate sobre la legislación de reforma...

  • Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, hunger and food insecurity were much more common among Puerto Ricans than among their fellow U.S. citizens in the 50 states. Photo: iStock

    Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in Puerto Rico

    October 19, 2017

    Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, hunger and food insecurity were much more common among Puerto Ricans than among their fellow U.S. citizens in the 50 states.

    Before the hurricanes, 1...

  • Mass incarceration. Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World.

    Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    October 15, 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...

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    October 10, 2017

    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...