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New Report Maps Out Steps to End U.S. Hunger

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Bread for the World:

WHAT:        The release of Bread for the World Institute's 2014 Hunger Report: Ending Hunger in America and panel discussion

WHEN:        Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., ET

WHERE:      National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 
                  (First Amendment Lounge)

WHO:          Bread for the World experts and anti-hunger leaders

WHY:         A new report proposes bold steps to end hunger in the United States by 2030.    

"It's time to shift the debate from austerity to growth," says Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. "Ending hunger in the next 15 years should include a jobs agenda, a stronger safety net, human capital development, and public-private partnerships to support innovative community-led initiatives against hunger."

Although the report focuses primarily on ending U.S. hunger, it also calls on the U.S. government to work with the international community to establish a universal set of goals to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire in December 2015.  New global development goals must include a goal to end hunger and achieve global food security and good nutrition for all by 2030.

A panel of experts will discuss the report's recommendations.

A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Printed copies of the report will be available at the press conference and at www.bread.org/hungerreport on Nov. 25.   

Bread for the World (www.bread.org) is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

SOURCE Bread for the World



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