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Matt is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.
Previously he built and led broad-based community organizations in Chicago and Dane County, Wisconsin. He has worked extensively with religious congregations, unions, and non-profit organizations to build their leadership capacity and to shape successful campaigns on affordable housing, hate crimes, and healthcare. He has over 20 years of experience in neighborhood development, public policy, teaching, and community organizing.
Matt was trained with, mentored by and worked for the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). The IAF is the nation’s oldest and largest network of broad-based community organizations.
He holds a BA in political science from North Central College in Naperville, IL. In 2015 he was honored to be one of two inaugural inductees into their Social Justice Hall of Fame.
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.