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Cecilia Williams is CEO and President of the Christian Community Development Association, a network that inspires, trains, and connects Christians who seek to bear witness to the Kingdom of God by reclaiming and restoring under resourced communities. Williams is the former executive minister of Love Mercy Do Justice. There she helped pioneer a faith-based platform for social entrepreneurship which helped churches partner with and invest in local businesses to empower communities. She has also served as associate pastor for Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis and taught graduate courses at Bethel Theological Seminary. Williams holds a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling and is a candidate for a Doctor of Ministry at Luther Seminary. She is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Afghanistan would be considered likely to have high rates of hunger because at least two of the major causes of global hunger affect it—armed conflict and fragile governmental institutions.
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all preventable deaths among children under 5. Every year, the world loses hundreds of thousands of young children and babies to hunger-related causes.
Bread for the World is calling on the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to build a better 1,000-Days infrastructure in the United States.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.