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Wondering if advocacy works?
First, here’s proof that advocacy works – especially if you thank your member of Congress (including a photo of cute kids or kittens doesn’t hurt either).
One of Bread’s organizers, Zach Schmidt, reached out to his congressman, Randy Hultgren (R-14-Ill.), asking him to cosponsor the Global Food Security Act. After Rep. Hultgren signed on, Schmidt posted a thank you picture with his children on Facebook. And Hultgren responded. Remember, faithful advocacy works.
Quick background: The annual budget sets the top-line number (the size of the pie) and articulates a longer-term vision for spending and revenues. The appropriations process divides up that top-line number among all the different federal programs (slices up the pie).
With the Senate acting on child nutrition legislation, call (800/826-3688) or email your senators and ask them to pass a strong child nutrition bill.
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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.