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Heather Hardinger is director of workforce strategy and programs at Taney County Partnership, a public-private partnership for economic development in southwest Missouri. She leads the Bread for the World Team in Springfield and was a 2010 Bread for the World Hunger Justice Leader. Hardinger is a passionate anti-hunger advocate, active in causes at the local, state, and national level. She chairs the advisory committee for Safe to Sleep, an overnight shelter for women in Springfield, and is an appointee to the City of Springfield’s Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights and Community Relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International-Multicultural Studies and a Master of Political Science from American Public University. She is Assemblies of God. Springfield, Missouri.
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.