Resource Library

  • The U.S. Contribution to Ending Global Malnutrition

    June 21, 2017

    We have a new opportunity in 2017 to speed up global progress against malnutrition among pregnant women and young children. Worldwide, maternal and child malnutrition causes millions of deaths each year. In some...

  • Fasting Guide

    May 17, 2017

    This Fasting Guide will help you to discern how you will fast, to prepare you for your fast, and to get your community involved. 

  • Fasting Social Media Guide

    May 17, 2017

    A Social Media Kit is also available for those who want to let others know about our time of prayer and fasting.

  • Through the federal budget process, Congress can make funding decisions that put us on track to end hunger and poverty. Infographic by Doug Puller / Bread for the World

    Budget 101

    May 5, 2017

    Through the federal budget process, Congress can make funding decisions that put us on track to end hunger and poverty. Regardless of which political party controls Congress or the White House, our elected leaders...

  • Budget Reconciliation 101

    May 5, 2017

    Budget reconciliation is a legislative budget procedure that enables Congress to make sweeping changes to taxes and entitlement programs (like SNAP — formerly known as food stamps — Medicaid, and Medicare).


  • Fact Sheet: Nutrition During Famine

    May 4, 2017

    Famine means that 20 percent or more of the households in an area have “an extreme lack of food and other basic needs where starvation, death, and destitution are evident.”

    Famine has been declared in two...

  • Fact Sheet: Do Work Requirements in Public Programs Work?

    May 1, 2017

    Legislators frequently propose that people who receive safety net benefits such as SNAP (formerly food stamps) or Medicaid be required to do paid or unpaid work in exchange. The most recent proposals include stricter...

  • The State of Black Poverty: A Pan-African Millennial Perspective on Ending Hunger by 2030

    April 10, 2017

    Over the past year and a half, about two-dozen young adults from the United States and countries in Africa and the Caribbean, have gathered virtually and in person to reflect on the effects of hunger and poverty in...

  • 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. 

    Legislation under consideration in the House and Senate 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). 


  • Infographic shows the 10 states with the highest rates of hunger and poverty. Infographic by Doug Puller / Bread for the World

    State Fact Sheets and Infographics

    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...

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    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,...