Join Bread for the World

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

What can one person do? Plenty.

Bread activists urge members of Congress to protect programs that help hungry people. Photo: Joseph Molieri / Bread for the World.

Become a Member

When you become a member of Bread for the World, you strengthen our collective Christian voice to end hunger and bear witness to God’s love and compassion for all people in need.

You can become a Bread member through prayer, activism, and giving:

Pray

Commit yourself to ongoing prayer. Whenever you say, “Give us this day our daily bread,” let it represent a prayer for an end to hunger. By doing so, we participate in God’s work of caring for all people in need.

Act

Put your faith into action and become an advocate by:

  • Writing a letter, sending an email, or calling your members of Congress about critical issues.
  • Involving your church, campus, or community group in Bread’s annual Offering of Letters campaign or Bread for the World Sunday.
  • Participating in a local or campus Bread for the World team.
  • Becoming a Bread leader in your community and joining in-person or online campaigns and actions.
  • Urging candidates for Congress to address hunger and poverty issues.

Give

Help provide resources to leverage big changes. When you give a gift to Bread for the World, its impact is multiplied. Every dollar you give to support our advocacy helps Bread for the World secure hundreds of dollars in lifesaving assistance for families in the United States and around the world. There are lots of ways to give.

If you are not able to contribute at this time, contact membership@bread.org to receive a complimentary one-year membership and receive our Bread newsletter.

Bread for the World members lobby Congress to make ending hunger a top priority for government. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Interested in Bread but not ready to become a member?

Join our email list and we’ll keep you informed about actions you can take to help end hunger.

You can also join other email lists:

Fresh Bread updates activists on hunger-related happenings in Congress. It is produced weekly while Congress is in session. This newsletter is a quick, easy-to-read update that touches on the latest legislative actions, what’s coming up in Congress, and specific actions activists can take now.

Institute Insights is a monthly newsletter from Bread for the World Institute. It provides regular reports on the global movement to end hunger by 2030, including updates on what’s happening on immediate concerns like hunger emergencies; who’s working on long-term issues like food production amid climate change; and why we can’t end hunger without tackling age-old human problems like conflict and discrimination.

Nancy Pelosi joins the 24 hour prayer vigil as an inter faith community came together to protest the GOP healthcare bill. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Join us, and let's work together to end hunger

Our Credo

We are moved by God’s grace in Jesus Christ
To work for justice for hungry people.
They may be in the next house.
Or in the next country.
No matter where they live, they are our neighbors.
And we have the power to help.

Charity alone is not enough.
We must urge our government to make fair decisions
So struggling families can provide for their children.

We must write personal letters and emails to Congress
And engage our churches, campuses and other organizations.
We must change laws and structures that allow poverty to persist.

When we turn our faith into action, God uses our voices.
Again and again, we win help and opportunity.
Two fish become many.
Five loaves become enough to feed a multitude.

God is moving in our time
To end hunger,
And we are part of this great liberation.

It is our mission to help our neighbors. Wherever they live.
They are hungry.
And we are Bread for the World.

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

James 2:17

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

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.

  • 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...

  • 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.
     

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.

    ...

  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 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 sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

    Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

From the Blog