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In 2016, 12.3 percent of households in the U.S. — 41.2 million people — were food-insecure (most recent figures available) — meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year how they would provide for their
The 2016 food-insecurity rate for households with children was nearly identical to 2015 and also continued to be significantly higher at 16.5 percent than for households without children (10.5 percent). The overall number of children living in food-insecure households remained at nearly 13 million in 2016.
Greater progress is needed to reach our country's goal of ending hunger by 2030. Action on a set of global goals, endorsed by the United States in 2015, which include ending hunger and poverty, ensuring good health and a quality education, providing access to decent work, reducing inequality, achieving gender equity, and confronting climate change, would accelerate progress by addressing hunger’s root causes.
Bread for the World urges policymakers to provide the funding necessary to meet the nutritional needs of all Americans and to make ending hunger and addressing its root causes a national priority.
Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.
Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, hunger and food insecurity were much more common among Puerto Ricans than among their fellow U.S. citizens in the 50 states.
Before the hurricanes, 1.5 million Puerto Ricans were food insecure. The child food insecurity rate was...
By Marlysa D. Gamblin and Margot Nitschke
Ending hunger in the United States is within reach, explain Marlysa Gamblin and Margot Nitschke, in Getting to Zero Hunger by 2030...
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.
This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-African people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.
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...
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.
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...
Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.