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.

  • The U.S. Contribution to Ending Global Malnutrition

    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 countries, it holds entire generations back from reaching their economic potential....

  • Fact Sheet: Nutrition During Famine

    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 counties of South Sudan, while other areas of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and...

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

  • 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.

    ...

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

    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 black communities. The working group has been considering socio-political and...

  • Fact Sheet: The Hunger-Medicaid Connection

    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...

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

From the Blog