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."

Isaiah 61:8

Ongoing Campaigns

Bread for the World has various methods for engaging individuals and groups (such as congregations, campuses and community groups) in its mission of ending hunger. Each year we set a policy-change agenda to move us closer to our goal. Our members and activists use our recurring methods described below to advance that agenda. Other ways you can end hunger are described in Get Involved

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Mobilizing the Faith Community

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's leaders to end hunger at home and abroad. God's grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, or the next continent. We are an organization that operates on the principle that Christians are motivated by their faith to address hunger around the world. Bread also believes that it is the moral calling of Christians to be politically engaged. Practicing faith-filled citizenship is our right under the U.S. Constitution. Hunger is a profoundly political issue and one that should be a top concern of our federal government. We are serving God when we raise issues of hunger and poverty with our government.

Here are some concerns you can include in your prayers right now. Pray for: •	people who experience persistent hunger, particularly women and children. Photo: Laura Pohl / Bread for the World

Advocating for Change

Bread for the World’s work in organizing communities and individuals to speak up about hunger and poverty gets results!

Advocacy is hard work, and sometimes the victories do not come right away. But Bread has been doing advocacy for decades and has the expertise, experience, and track record for bringing hope and opportunity to people in the U.S. and abroad.

Our first victory more than 40 years ago laid important groundwork that we’ve built on ever since. In 1975, the year after Bread was founded, Congress passed the Right to Food Resolution. It declared that everyone has...

Scriptures speak to the role and responsibility of leaders in caring for poor people (Psalm 72; Jeremiah 22; Proverbs 31:8-9). Photo: Laura Pohl/Bread for the World

Engaging Individuals

Bread for the World urges elected leaders in Washington, D.C., to enable people in the U.S. and abroad to feed their families and move out of poverty. But our ability to bring about change for hungry people depends on the actions of people like you — citizens and residents who communicate with their elected representatives in Washington, D.C.

Members of Congress want to hear from constituents about the issues they will vote on. When you, your friends, your community, and others in your congressional district or state tell your elected officials in the U.S. Senate and House of...

The research conducted at Bread is having a real impact and long-lasting effect. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Researching Hunger

Coming soon.

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • The Nourishing Effect

    Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

  • Mind the Gap: Nutrition to Bridge Humanitarian and Development Efforts

    By Jordan Teague

    Because the world has made so much progress against hunger in recent decades, those who face hunger, malnutrition, and extreme poverty are increasingly likely to live in areas currently experiencing or recovering from crises. They are the hardest to reach and the most...

  • International Development Association (IDA) and Nutrition

    Improving maternal and child nutrition is the most cost-effective investment in international human and economic development.

    Improving nutrition not only alleviates human suffering, but also improves the conditions that create poverty in the first place. For every $1 invested in...

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.

  • 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.
     

  • Interfaith Religious Leaders’ Pledge to End Hunger

    A wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.

    We are deeply pleased...

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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  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

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

  • El Dream Act de 2017 (S. 1615 & H.R. 3440)

    Estados Unidos es una nación de inmigrantes. A través de su historia gente de todas partes del mundo se han trasladado aquí y han contribuido en sus comunidades y a nuestra vida nacional. Hoy, al igual que en el pasado, los inmigrantes continúan creando prosperidad y enriquecimiento para esta...

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

Running their own lives

September 15, 2017

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