Partnerships and Coalitions

Building the political will to get the U.S. government to do its part in ending hunger takes the work of many individuals and organizations. That’s why Bread for the World joins with partners, works in coalitions, and helps to build up the advocacy capacity of other organizations. Our overall goal is to end hunger rather than building up our own organization. 

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

Partnerships with churches and church-related organizations

Bread for the World has deep connections to church bodies and agencies across U.S. Christianity. We work with other Christian or faith-based organizations in Washington, D.C., and in communities across the country. Below is a sample of the Christian churches and organizations we work with on a regular basis.

Bread for the World and its affiliate, the Alliance to End Hunger, also have ties to Jewish, Muslim, and other faith-based organizations, including:

Other organizations that share our core concerns

Bread for the World has strong partnerships with the network of organizations that advocate on global poverty and development issues. These include:

Lobby Day 2011. Photo: Laura Pohl / Bread for the World

Coalitions for legislative or policy work

Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute work with other groups in coalitions on specific issues. Bread currently plays a leadership role in the following coalitions:

How to Partner with Us

If you represent a local congregation or other faith group and want to join Bread’s advocacy work mobilizing Christians across the U.S., great! Learn about ways to engage your church and contact your local organizer. Your congregation can also make a deeper commitment to advocacy for hunger as a Covenant Church. Contact us at to learn more.

Contact Bread’s church relations department if you represent a denomination, church network, denominational hunger program, or other church-related organization and want to partner with Bread on projects, events, or issues.

Contact Bread’s government relations department or Bread for the World Institute, Bread’s research and policy-analysis arm, if you are interested in working with Bread on specific public policy issues.

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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.

  • Budget 101: Block Grants, Flexibility, and Per Capita Caps

    Recent congressional budget proposals and plans to reduce poverty include options for changing the structure of current social programs from “entitlements,” which provide sufficient funding to address the needs of everyone who meets the eligibility requirements to “block grants,” which provide...

  • Key African American Contributions to Ending Hunger and Poverty

    Leaders from the African-American community have helped our country and other nations inch ever closer to the goal of ending hunger and poverty by 2030. Key contributions by African-Americans throughout this century can be found below.


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