Bread for the World News

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice that lobbies Congress and the administration on ending hunger in the U.S. and around the world. We are the largest organization of its kind in the nation. Bread has lobbyists on its staff and also mobilizes people of faith around the U.S. to communicate with Congress through letters, emails, phone calls, and in-person visits. We are based in Washington, D.C., near Capitol Hill.

Bread is a leading authority on hunger and poverty and related issues. We have experts available to speak to reporters, producers, and editors. We can provide comment and contribute expert opinion. Our experts are available for interviews in all media or for background information. Bread specializes in these issues, both domestically and internationally:

  • Hunger (food insecurity)
  • Malnutrition/nutrition
  • Maternal and child nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Legislative process (hunger-related legislation moving through Congress)
  • U.S. federal budget
  • U.S. domestic programs (SNAP, WIC, child nutrition programs, etc.)
  • U.S. foreign aid (food aid, poverty-focused development programs)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Agriculture/farming
  • Climate change and hunger
  • Immigration and hunger
  • Mass incarceration and hunger
  • Research on hunger
  • Public policy on hunger/government strategies to end hunger

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.

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  • 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.