Write to Congress

Bread for the World urges elected leaders in Washington, D.C., to enable people in our nation and our world to feed their families and move out of poverty.

Personalized emails stand out. They tell senators and representative that you, as a constituent, really care about an issue. Members of Congress want to hear from their constituents about the issues on which they will vote in the Senate and House of Representatives.

The following are issues moving in Congress and/or in the administration. This is your opportunity to change policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist here and abroad.

Neelum Chand carries her son, Shuvam, 1, through the Nutrition Rehabilitation Home (NRH) in Dhangadhi, Nepal. Photo by Laura Pohl for Bread for the World

Nutrition

Millions of children around the world struggle to get proper nutrition. In the U.S., the hungriest time of the year for children is summertime when they no longer have access to school meals.

Today, 22 percent, or 149 million, of the world’s children are not growing as they should. And being dangerously thin continues to threaten the lives of 7 percent—or 49 million children under the age of 5.

Congress has the opportunity through legislation to change the course of the lives of millions of children in the U.S. and abroad. They just need the political will to make it happen.

All children deserve the opportunity to live a healthy life and reach their full potential. Join us in making this opportunity a reality!

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International Nutrition    Domestic Nutrition

Guatemalan children. Photo by Joseph Molieri / Bread for the World

Migration and Immigration

Immigration is a hunger issue. People who make the decision to leave their home and come to the United States generally have few other options. Central America’s Northern Triangle countries—Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras—are among the poorest in the world, with very high levels of hunger and malnutrition.

Any truly effective immigration policy must include long-lasting solutions to the factors that force people to migrate: hunger, malnutrition, extreme poverty, and violence.

As our country continues to debate immigration reform, we must acknowledge that the United States cannot have a comprehensive immigration strategy without supporting the efforts that countries make to help their own people survive and thrive.

This year, Congress has the opportunity to strengthen U.S. development and humanitarian assistance by investing in foreign assistance funds to Central America and to work to ensure poverty-reducing programs continue in the region.

Take action on Immigration    Learn more

"Jesus said ...
'You give them something to eat.'"

Matthew 14:16

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  • 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.

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