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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...

Nov 21, 2014, 12:48 ET

Investing in Women is Key to Ending Global Hunger

WHAT:         The release of Bread for the World Institute's 2015 Hunger Report: When Women Flourish…We...

Nov 20, 2014, 16:02 ET

Executive Order on Immigration Provides Welcome Relief

 Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, issued this statement today as President Obama prepares to sign an executive order that...

Nov 19, 2014, 11:04 ET

Green Climate Fund Crucial to Sustained Food Production

 Bread for the World welcomes the U.S. pledge of $3 billion made by President Barack Obama last weekend to enable developing countries'...

Nov 17, 2014, 09:37 ET

Investing in Women is Key to Ending Global Hunger

The following is being released by Bread for the World: WHAT:     The release of Bread for the World Institute's 2015...

Sep 30, 2014, 11:56 ET
National Hunger and Poverty Fact Sheet (PRNewsFoto/Bread for the World)

Bread for the World Highlights the 10 Hungriest and Poorest States

The states with the highest proportion of hungry and poor people are in the South, according to a Bread for the World analysis of the latest U.S....

Sep 19, 2014, 13:12 ET

Feed the Future Legislation Introduced in Congress

Members of the House and Senate yesterday each introduced legislation to authorize the Feed the Future Initiative. The House's Feed the Future...

Sep 16, 2014, 13:53 ET

Bread for the World: Americans Slowly Starting to Climb out of Poverty, According to New Census Data

Poverty decreased slightly—by 0.5 percent—last year, according to new data released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. It is the first...

Sep 03, 2014, 11:49 ET

New Hunger Figures Show Millions of Americans Continue to Struggle

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Household Food Security in the United States 2013. The report reveals...

Aug 15, 2014, 11:41 ET

Bread for the World Participates in Obama's Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Bread for the World is pleased to host Fouzia Dahir from northern Kenya, who is participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young...

Jul 31, 2014, 10:21 ET

Bread for the World Urges Redoubling of Efforts to End Hunger in Africa

 As Africa's leaders gather for the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit., Aug. 4-6,  Bread for the World urges the administration,...

Jul 25, 2014, 15:12 ET

Bread for the World Disappointed with House Child Tax Credit Bill

 Bread for the World is disappointed with the House's passage of the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act. The House of Representatives voted 237...

Jul 24, 2014, 13:44 ET

Bread for the World Urges House to Reject Bill that Threatens to Increase Child Poverty

Bread for the World urges the House of Representatives to not pass a bill that would increase child poverty. Deemed a "reverse Robin Hood bill,"...

Jul 24, 2014, 10:12 ET

Bread for the World Encouraged by Paul Ryan's Plan for Poverty

 Bread for the World is encouraged by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) new proposal to reduce poverty and increase upward...

Jul 08, 2014, 16:28 ET

Bread for the World Urges Lawmakers to Look at Forces Driving Unauthorized Migration

Today, President Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S....

Jun 12, 2014, 14:57 ET

Bread for the World Celebrates Food-Aid Reform Victory

Bread for the World applauds yesterday's passage of a House spending bill amendment related to food-aid reform. The passage of the amendment is a...

Jun 10, 2014, 12:36 ET

Bread for the World Members Head to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Immigration and Food-Aid Reform

Participants in Bread for the World's 2014 Lobby Day visited Capitol Hill today to advocate for policies that help hungry people. They urged...

Jun 05, 2014, 10:40 ET

Bread for the World Announces Impressive Roster of Speakers for 2014 National Gathering

Bread for the World announces its lineup of notable speakers for the 2014 National Gathering June 9-10, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Under the theme...

Jun 04, 2014, 11:00 ET

Activists to Seek Important Reforms for Hungry and Poor People at Annual Lobby Day

Anti-hunger activists from across the country will storm the nation's capital June 10, 2014, for Bread for the World's annual Lobby Day to advocate...