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Jun 26, 2015, 13:05 ET

U.S.-Africa Trade Bill Passes Congress

 Bread for the World applauds the 10-year extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which passed yesterday in Congress. ...

Jun 18, 2015, 06:30 ET

Bread for the World Welcomes Papal Encyclical Connecting Hunger and Climate Change

 Bread for the World welcomes Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change and echoes his call for global leaders to take action. The encyclical...

Jun 09, 2015, 09:00 ET

Bread for the World Activists Visit Capitol Hill to Advocate for Domestic and International Nutrition Programs

 Today, more than 250 people will take part in Bread for the World's 2015 Lobby Day. Bread activists will advocate for hungry children in the...

Jun 09, 2015, 08:00 ET

Bread for the World Applauds G-7's Commitment to Lift 500 Million Out of Hunger, Urges Congress to Pass the Global Food Security Act

 Bread for the World applauds the commitment of the world's richest countries to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by...

May 29, 2015, 11:12 ET

Bread for the World to Convene Religious Leaders on Eve of Pope Francis' Visit to U.S.

Bread for the World will gather more than 100 leaders of various faiths Sept. 21-22 in Washington, D.C., to reflect on Pope Francis' teachings on...

May 26, 2015, 12:29 ET

Hunger Continues to Take a Toll on Health of Older Americans

Almost 5 million older Americans are food-insecure, and chronic heart disease and depression are just two of the health conditions that a lack of...

May 15, 2015, 15:49 ET

U.S.-Africa Trade Legislation Passes in Senate

 The Senate last night passed the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which could potentially support small businesses and smallholder...

May 08, 2015, 14:36 ET

Bread for the World Applauds Introduction of Global Food Security Act in Senate

 Bread for the World applauds the introduction of the Global Food Security Act of 2015, S. 1252, last night in the Senate. This legislation...

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...