We can end hunger in our time. But doing it depends on people like you getting involved and making serious commitments to prayer, action, and giving. When you raise your voice and urge our nation’s decision makers to change policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, you are helping to build the political will to end hunger. When your voice is joined with others, it is amplified.

What can one person do? Plenty. Join Bread for the World and make a difference.

Pray

Commit yourself to ongoing prayer for the end of hunger. Whenever you say, “Give us this day our daily bread,” let it mean a prayer for the end of hunger. Encourage your church, family, and friends to join you in praying for an end to hunger. By praying for an end to hunger, we participate in God’s work of caring for all people in need.

Act

Redouble your commitment to advocacy. Bread wants to help end hunger, and to do that, we need to build the political will to make hunger a national priority. Put your faith into action by:

  • writing a letter, sending an email, or calling your members of Congress on critical issues
  • urging candidates for Congress to address hunger and poverty issues
  • joining in-person or online campaigns and actions
  • involving your church, campus, or community group in Bread’s annual Offering of Letters, Bread for the World Sunday, or other advocacy activities
  • participating in a local or campus Bread for the World team or being a leader for Bread in your community

Give

Provide the resources to leverage big changes. When you give a gift to Bread for the World, its impact is multiplied. For every $1 you donate, Bread helps win more than $100 in federal government assistance for hungry and poor people in the U.S. and around the world.

God's grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, or the next continent. Join us, and let’s work together to end hunger.

"So faith by itself, if it has no works,
is dead."

James 2:17

Holly Hight, Bread for the World Organizer, at the 2011 Gathering. Photo: Rick Reinhard for Bread for the World

How to Get Results

Bread for the World’s work in organizing communities and individuals to speak up about hunger and poverty gets results! Bread for the World’s work in organizing communities and individuals to speak up about hunger and poverty gets results.

Tools
from our Resource Library

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.

    ...

  • Fact Sheet: Hunger by the Numbers

    In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.

  • 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. 

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

April 10, 2018

The Jobs Challenge

From the Blog