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Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World has released the following statement regarding President Trump’s address to the nation this evening. The statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:
“We call on Congress and the Administration to immediately reopen the government and address the root causes of migration, which are causing families to flee their home countries and seek asylum at the southern border. The Trump Administration's border policies threaten communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and waste taxpayer funds that could be invested in programs that help people experiencing hunger.
“The partial government shutdown is harming working families and putting at risk millions of Americans who rely on food assistance programs to feed their families. It also threatens the progress we are making with development assistance, including help for the countries from which most undocumented immigrants are fleeing.”
These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C.
Better nutrition is a necessary component of a country’s capacity to achieve development goals such as economic growth and improved public health.
Worldwide, maternal and child malnutrition causes millions of deaths each year. In some countries, it holds entire generations back from reaching their economic potential.
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...
This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-African people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.
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.
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Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $250 million for global nutrition in the fiscal year 2020 budget.
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.