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

  • The Nourishing Effect

    Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

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

    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 everyone who meets the eligibility requirements to “block grants,” which provide...

  • Key African American Contributions to Ending Hunger and Poverty

    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 can be found below.

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For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.

    Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.

  • Bread Newsletter January 2016

    In this issue: Another Great Year for Bread; Catholics Begin Observance of Holy Year of Mercy; Serving on ‘God’s Wave Length’ for 39 Years; and more.
     

  • Interfaith Religious Leaders’ Pledge to End Hunger

    A wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.

    We are deeply pleased...

For Advocacy