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Feb 10, 2016, 10:45 ET President's Budget Proposes Investments in Children

 Bread for the World applauds the president's proposed fiscal year 2017 budget, released yesterday, especially for the ways it proposes to...


Jan 28, 2016, 11:46 ET Bread for the World Welcomes Major Child Nutrition Initiatives

 Bread for the World applauds the new initiatives announced yesterday by the White House to combat child hunger in the U.S. The initiatives...


Jan 20, 2016, 12:56 ET Bipartisan Child Nutrition Bill Passes Senate Committee

 Bread for the World applauds the Senate Agriculture Committee's passage of the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016....


Jan 12, 2016, 23:11 ET Bread for the World Applauds Obama's Optimism About the Future

 Bread for the World applauds President Obama's optimism about the future and his call to ensure everyone has a fair shot at opportunity and...


Jan 08, 2016, 16:35 ET Statement on Jeb Bush's Proposal to End Food Stamps

In response to the proposal by presidential candidate Jeb Bush to eliminate the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formally known...


Jan 08, 2016, 13:00 ET Republican Candidates Urged to Boost Progress Against Hunger

 On the eve of the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity, Bread for the World is urging Republican presidential candidates to ensure that safety...


Jan 05, 2016, 15:06 ET Groups Commend New Hunger Commission Report

 The Alliance to End Hunger and Bread for the World commend the National Commission on Hunger on the recent release of its report, Freedom from...


Dec 18, 2015, 12:53 ET Bread for the World Applauds Passage of Omnibus and Tax Bills

 Bread for the World applauds the passage of H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 and the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes...


Dec 16, 2015, 13:21 ET Bread for the World Encouraged by New Omnibus and Tax Bills

Bread for the World is encouraged by the agreements reached late last night on the fiscal year 2016 omnibus spending bill and the tax bill. The...


Dec 15, 2015, 11:05 ET Bread for the World Applauds Historic Climate Accord

Bread for the World calls on the U.S. government—the administration and Congress—to quickly begin implementing the historic climate...


Dec 10, 2015, 10:18 ET Hispanic Hunger and Poverty Rates Higher than U.S. Average

 Bread for the World has released new information detailing hunger and poverty rates among Hispanics in the United States. The data shows that...


Dec 09, 2015, 11:42 ET Bread for the World Praises House Vote to Improve Transparency of Foreign Aid

 Bread for the World applauds the House of Representatives' passage of the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. 3766)...


Dec 01, 2015, 09:18 ET Bread for the World Welcomes Confirmation of New USAID Chief

Bread for the World welcomes the confirmation today of Gayle Smith as the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development...


Nov 30, 2015, 14:18 ET Bread for the World Urges 'Decisive Action' on Climate Change

 As world leaders gather at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, Bread for the World today called for decisive action on climate change. If left...


Nov 23, 2015, 11:00 ET New Report Exposes Hidden Costs of Hunger in Health Care

A new study commissioned by Bread for the World Institute shows that last year alone, hunger and food insecurity increased health expenditures in...


Nov 17, 2015, 15:40 ET Head of U.N. World Food Programme to Speak at Anti-Hunger Gala

Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, will speak at the 12th Annual Gala to End Hunger in New York City...


Nov 12, 2015, 15:10 ET [Media Event] 'The Nourishing Effect' - the Strong Link Between Hunger and Health

 Bread for the World Institute will host a discussion to launch its 2016 Hunger Report, The Nourishing Effect: Ending Hunger, Improving Health,...


Oct 29, 2015, 14:58 ET Bipartisan Bills Would Improve Foreign Aid Through Greater Transparency and Accountability

Bread for the World strongly supports the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 (H.R. 3766 / S. 2184), introduced by U.S. Reps....


Oct 27, 2015, 14:49 ET Bread for the World Urges Quick Passage of Two-Year Budget Deal

Bread for the World urges lawmakers to quickly pass the two-year budget deal reached last night by congressional leaders and the White House. ...


Oct 13, 2015, 17:01 ET National Groups Launch Vote to End Hunger Campaign

Top national nonprofits gathered today to launch a new campaign – Vote to End Hunger (VTEH) – during World Food Prize week at the Iowa...


Oct 07, 2015, 10:42 ET Bread for the World President Urges Food-Aid Reforms During House Committee Hearing

Today, Bread for the World president Rev. David Beckmann reaffirmed the need for key reforms in the U.S.'s international food-aid system in...


Sep 09, 2015, 12:59 ET New USDA Figures Show Millions of Americans Continue to Struggle with Hunger, Says Bread for the World

 Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that 14 percent of U.S. households were food insecure in 2014. This number is slowly...


Mar 19, 2015, 15:06 ET New Congressional Budget Proposals Cut 220 Meals a Year from SNAP Participants

 Bread for the World today warned both the House and Senate not to enact harmful fiscal year 2016 budget cuts that would jeopardize the...


Dec 11, 2014, 14:13 ET Bread for the World Celebrates Advocacy Victory in Passage of Bill That Excludes Food Transportation Increase

 Bread for the World is celebrating a victory in Congress today that benefits people who are hungry around the world through U.S. food aid....


Nov 24, 2014, 08:00 ET New Report Shows Discrimination Against Women is Major Cause of Persistent Hunger

 The 2015 Hunger Report, When Women Flourish…We Can End Hunger, released today by Bread for the World Institute, identifies the...