Partnerships and Coalitions

Building the political will to get the U.S. government to do its part in ending hunger takes the work of many individuals and organizations. That’s why Bread for the World joins with partners, works in coalitions, and helps to build up the advocacy capacity of other organizations. Our overall goal is to end hunger rather than building up our own organization. 

Here are some concerns you can include in your prayers right now. Pray for: people who experience persistent hunger, particularly women and children. Photo: Laura Pohl / Bread for the World

Partnerships with churches and church-related organizations

Bread for the World has deep connections to church bodies and agencies across U.S. Christianity. We work with other Christian or faith-based organizations in Washington, D.C., and in communities across the country. Below is a sample of the Christian churches and organizations we work with on a regular basis.

Bread for the World and its affiliate, the Alliance to End Hunger, also have ties to Jewish, Muslim, and other faith-based organizations, including:

Other organizations that share our core concerns

Bread for the World has strong partnerships with the network of organizations that advocate on global poverty and development issues. These include:

Lobby Day 2011. Photo: Laura Pohl / Bread for the World

Coalitions for legislative or policy work

Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute work with other groups in coalitions on specific issues. Bread currently plays a leadership role in the following coalitions:

How to Partner with Us

If you represent a local congregation or other faith group and want to join Bread’s advocacy work mobilizing Christians across the U.S., great! Learn about ways to engage your church and contact your local organizer. Your congregation can also make a deeper commitment to advocacy for hunger as a Covenant Church. Contact us at to learn more.

Contact Bread’s church relations department if you represent a denomination, church network, denominational hunger program, or other church-related organization and want to partner with Bread on projects, events, or issues.

Contact Bread’s government relations department or Bread for the World Institute, Bread’s research and policy-analysis arm, if you are interested in working with Bread on specific public policy issues.

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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.
  • Racially Equitable Responses to Hunger During COVID-19 and Beyond

    By Marlysa D. Gamblin and Kathleen King

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as when a person or household does not have regular, reliable access to the foods needed for good health. Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color (BIPOC) have historically had higher...

  • Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Better Nutrition Protects Lives

    With the coronavirus now spreading in low-resource contexts and new waves of infection expected in the coming year, better nutrition for vulnerable people is more important than ever.

For Faith

  • Finding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border: A Bilingual Latino Devotional

    Devotional writers challenge us to feel the Spirit of God within us and to hear God’s urgent call to demand justice so all can put food on the table.
  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “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.

    The Bible on...

  • 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...

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