Racial Equity Rating Tool: How do Candidates Promote Racial Equity to End Hunger?

February 3, 2020
As you consider candidates in the 2020 election, we urge you to consider the importance of promoting racial equity to end hunger in the United States.

As you consider candidates in the 2020 election, we urge you to consider the importance of promoting racial equity to end hunger in the United States.

People of color are more likely to experience hunger due to structural racism. Participate in our Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation to understand how structural racism has created racial disparities in hunger and poverty.

Fortunately, there are ways to address structural racism. Applying a racial equity lens, a concept and practice that focuses on achieving equality for people of color, centers the needs of people of color in program implementation, with the intention of eliminating racial inequities.

Hunger and poverty are key issues in the Democratic primary and all of the candidates are talking about how  racial inequity impacts the state of the country. Bread for the World analyzed their proposed policies and offers rankings to help you understand how their campaign speeches are reflected in their proposed policies in the areas of hunger, including criminal justice, immigration, and jobs.

Bread for the World looks forward to updating this analysis in the general election with policies from the incumbent Republican Presidential Candidate, President Trump, and the Democratic Presidential Candidate.

The Racial Equity Rating Tool evaluates candidate's policies in the areas of criminal justice, immigration, and jobs

from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

     Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict. 

For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

For Advocacy


African at Heart

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