We can end

hunger in our time

Jesus said, 'you give them something to eat' — Matthew 14:16

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Offering of Letters: Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow

Ofrenda de Cartas

We urge Congress to pass legislation that provides nutrition for vulnerable people in the United States and abroad. Our faith calls us to stand alongside women and children around the world. Our work has taken on greater urgency with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Knowledge is the best defense against hunger

What is hunger?


People who suffer chronic hunger do not get enough calories, essential nutrients, or both. They have an ongoing problem with access to food.

What causes hunger?


Poverty is the main cause of hunger in the world. This is true in rich and poor countries alike. Most people who are hungry are living in extreme poverty, defined as income of $1.90 per day or less. About 740 million people live in extreme poverty.

Where does hunger exist?


822 million people experience hunger every day. Hunger exists in the U.S. just as it does everywhere. Over the last few decades, the world as a whole has seen progress against hunger, but the past few years have seen hunger rates rise.

Who experiences hunger?


Anybody can experience hunger at any time. But certain groups and people living under certain conditions are more at risk.
An intelligent mind acquires knowledge — Proverbs 18:15

¿Qué es el hambre? ¿Qué causa el hambre?

in what ways

can we

end hunger

1
Community
Action
Ending hunger requires us to organize ourselves for action.
2
Faith
Action
God's grace moves us to help our neighbors.
3
Hunger
Programs
The federal government plays an important role in ending hunger.
4
Research
What causes hunger? What are the best strategies to end it?
5
Policy
Change
Bread is working on many issues to change legislation and policy.
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2020 Hunger Report

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Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow

May 1, 2020

Our new report charts a path to ending hunger and malnutrition by tackling inequities within food systems. COVID-19 makes these inequities more visible.

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