- About Hunger
- How to End Hunger
- Our Impact
- Get Involved
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's leaders to end hunger at home and abroad.
When you add your voice to ours, you are building the political will to end hunger. Together we are helping to win changes in U.S. government policy that create help and opportunity for people who are hungry.
Since its founding in 1974, Bread has achieved many victories. For example, we helped strengthen national nutrition programs, reducing hunger in the United States. We helped strengthen and improve U.S. international assistance, thus supporting the dramatic progress against hunger that many countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have achieved. This progress shows that it is possible to end hunger by 2030 in our own country and abroad.
Bread’s strength is its grassroots network of members, activists, and churches across the country. Bread members are thoughtful and persistent in communicating with their members of Congress. Leader activists, Bread teams, and regional staff speak up in every congressional district in the country to end hunger at home and around the world. Bread’s two affiliates, Bread for the World Institute and the Alliance to End Hunger, give us further depth and reach.
Bread lobbies Congress and the president on a range of issues that impact hungry people — including child nutrition, immigration reform, incarceration, and international development assistance. Over the years, Bread has touched the lives of hundreds of millions of hungry people. And we have seen that a series of advocacy victories can build momentum toward a change in national priorities.
The 2016 elections will be a further opportunity to influence our nation’s commitment to ending hunger. Bread does not endorse candidates. Rather, our Vote to End Hunger campaign encourages voters to raise hunger as an important issue in the campaign and at the ballot box. Our goal is to elect a president and Congress who make hunger and poverty one of our nation’s top priorities.
Bread invites you to join us — as a member, a leader activist, part of a Bread team, or by getting your church involved. We will equip you with resources, encouragement, and inspiration. If you become an active part of Bread, you will see that you are helping to make a better future.
"I the Lord love justice."
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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.
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...
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.
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.