November 17, 2015

Head of U.N. World Food Programme to Speak at Anti-Hunger Gala

Washington, D.C.– Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, will speak at the 12th Annual Gala to End Hunger in New York City tonight. This anti-hunger event is a gathering of Bread for the World, Bread for the World Institute, and Alliance to End Hunger members.

“I am privileged to have the honor of interviewing Ertharin Cousin, a friend and stalwart champion in the fight to end hunger and poverty,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “Her work at the United Nations World Food Programme is crucial if we are to eradicate hunger and poverty by 2030.”

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization with approximately 13,500 staff serving more than 90 million beneficiaries in 80 countries across the world. An American, Cousin guides the World Food Programme from Rome in meeting urgent food needs while championing longer-term solutions to food insecurity and hunger.

“Ms. Cousin and the United Nations World Food Programme’s efforts to meet the food needs of millions of refugees displaced by wars, famine, and other hardships is especially critical at this point in time,” added Beckmann. “Yet, despite these challenges, I am confident we can see the virtual end to hunger and poverty within a generation.”     

The Gala to End Hunger serves to garner support for anti-hunger efforts and recognizes individuals and organizations for their contributions. This year the gala will also celebrate the Alliance to End Hunger’s 10th anniversary.

The event is co-chaired by Lauren and John Driscoll, Montie and Terence Meehan, and Megan Heanue and Ravi Sachdev.  

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.

    ...

  • 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. 

  • 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...

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

The Jobs Challenge

April 10, 2018

From the Blog