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May 04, 2015, 11:00 ET

Bread for the World and NFL Player Partner to End Hunger

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2015 Kelvin Beachum Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman and son of a pastor, announced today a partnership with Bread for...

May 02, 2015, 11:00 ET

Bread for the World and Native Mexia NFL Player Partner to End Hunger

 Kelvin Beachum Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman, announced today a partnership with Bread for the World's campaign to end hunger in...

Apr 30, 2015, 17:02 ET

Bread for the World Urges Senate to Confirm New Head of USAID

Bread for the World welcomes the nomination today of Gayle Smith as the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)....

Apr 24, 2015, 11:55 ET

African Trade Legislation That Strengthens Food Security Moves Forward in Congress

House and Senate Committees this week approved bills that will help to strengthen investments and promote future agriculture development in Africa,...

Mar 25, 2015, 16:34 ET

Bread for the World President Testifies on Capitol Hill on Development Aid

Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, testified today before the House Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related...

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...

Feb 20, 2015, 11:54 ET

African-Americans Disproportionately Affected by Hunger Despite Economic Upturn

 African-Americans continue to suffer disproportionately high rates of hunger and poverty despite the growing economy, according to a new...

Jan 21, 2015, 00:45 ET

President Obama Commits to Investing in Families

 In his penultimate state of the union address, President Obama stressed the importance of tax credits for working families, fair wages,...

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,...