Resource Library

  • Keeping the Dream Alive: Hunger by the Numbers among Older Americans

    July 6, 2015

    Life expectancy has been rising steadily in the United States. The average expected lifespan in 2001 was 76 years. In 2012 this increased to 79 years. This means there is a growing population of older Americans. One...

  • Deficits 101

    July 6, 2015

    To reduce our nation’s deficit, Congress must consider the federal budget in its entirety. Congress must create a circle of protection around funding for programs that are vital for hungry and poor people in the...

  • Debt Limit 101

    July 6, 2015

    Most of the debt the government may owe is limited by law. When that limit is reached, Congress must vote to increase it. This has happened 10 times since 2001.

  • Overall Spending Caps 101

    July 6, 2015

    Restrictive spending caps that gut anti-poverty programs are not the answer. To reduce our nation’s deficit, the federal budget must be considered in its entirety. Congress must oppose overall spending caps and...

  • Triggers 101

    July 6, 2015

    A trigger is a mechanism intended to force Congress to pass bills to reduce federal deficits.

  • A Glossary of Budget Terms

    July 6, 2015

    A list of definitions for commonly used budget terms.

  • Jane's Beans (Video)

    July 6, 2015

    These videos tell stories about people who are improving their lives with the help of U.S. development assistance, and clear up common misconceptions about development.

  • Strengthening Local Capacity: The Weak Link in Sustainable Development

    July 1, 2015

    Stronger local capacity — the ability of individuals and institutions to perform functions, solve problems, and achieve goals — is essential to achieving the ambitious global development goals of the post-2015 era....

  • Religious Leaders' Statement

    July 1, 2015

    As leaders of churches and Christian organizations, we are called to labor in God’s work of ending hunger in the world. To achieve the goal of ending hunger by 2030, we know it will require the full participation and...

  • Poverty and Social Indicators among Asian-Americans

    May 7, 2015

    This Fact Sheet provides data on social indicators for Asian-Americans.

  • Harnessing Immigrant Small Entrepreneurship for Economic Growth

    March 1, 2015

    Immigrants create small businesses at higher rates than others but face additional barriers. We identify practices to better support immigrant entrepreneurs in Miami, Fla; Des Moines, Iowa; and Salt Lake City, Utah...

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    Feed Our Children

    January 1, 2015

    This Background Paper describes Bread for the World's 2015 Offering of Letters on Child Nutrition reautorization. Its question and answer format provides helpful background information.

  • Empowering women is vital to ending hunger, says the 2015 Hunger Report. Photo: Crystaline Randazzo for Bread for the World

    When Women Flourish ... We Can End Hunger | The 2015 Hunger Report

    November 24, 2014

    The empowerment of women is essential to ending hunger and malnutrition. Hungry people are disproportionately female. Women need more bargaining power, fewer unpaid responsibilities, and a greater collective voice....

  • Ending Child Hunger in the United States

    November 1, 2014

    For children, even brief periods of hunger may cause lifelong damage. But this is unnecessary and preventable. Federal nutrition programs help millions of children. They must be maintained and strengthened.

  • Harmonizing Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation Across U.S. Government Agencies

    January 1, 2014

    Significant resources and political will are being mobilized for global nutrition. The new whole-of-U.S.-government Nutrition Strategy is an opportunity to unite agencies behind a common nutrition goal.

  • Learning from U.S. Nutrition Investments in Tanzania: Progress and Partnerships

    January 1, 2014

    Efforts by the U.S. and others to scale up nutrition in Tanzania have produced successes and challenges in program implementation and coordination that are relevant to ongoing and new Feed the Future projects.

  • Dominic Duren spends a few moments with his son Dominc. Dominic is the director of the HELP Program in Cinncinati, Ohio. Joseph Molieri / Bread for the World

    Ending Hunger in America | The 2014 Hunger Report

    November 25, 2013

    Hunger remains a problem in the U.S. despite our wealth. A four-part plan to end hunger starts with good jobs and continues with investing in people, strengthening safety nets, and building community partnerships....

  • A Tale of Two Cities (and a Town): Immigrants in the Rust Belt

    October 1, 2013

    Immigrants are slowing decades of population decline in Rust Belt communities and contributing disproportionately to their economies. Undocumented immigrants need legalization to maximize their contributions.

  • A Global Development Agenda: Toward 2015 and Beyond

    September 1, 2013

    The newest data show that the world has made more progress against hunger than previously thought. It is feasible to cut in half the proportion of hungry people by 2015 and virtually end hunger in a generation.

  • Inmigración, hambre y oportunidad Pan para el Mundo y la reforma migratoria

    March 1, 2013

    Pan para el Mundo vé el progreso global contra la pobreza como un gran éxodo del hambre.

    Nosotros sabemos que la migración internacional frecuentemente es parte de este éxodo — en la medida en que las personas...