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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...

May 22, 2014, 10:39 ET

Bread for the World Applauds First-Ever USAID Nutrition Strategy

Today at the Chicago Council Global Food Security 2014 event in Washington, D.C., Dr. Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for...

May 15, 2014, 10:25 ET

Hunger Among Seniors on the Rise

A Bread for the World analysis released today indicates that hunger among senior Americans is on the rise. However, federal nutrition programs like...

May 09, 2014, 14:38 ET

Pan para el Mundo entrega la tarjeta del día de las madres al líder de la Cámara baja, John Boehner, honrando a las madres a través de una reforma migratoria

 Hoy, el personal de Pan para el Mundo entregó una tarjeta de día de las madres al líder de la Cámara Baja, John Boehner (R...

May 09, 2014, 13:47 ET

Bread for the World Delivers Mother's Day Message to Speaker Boehner: Preserve Families, Pass Immigration Reform

 Today, Bread for the World staff delivered a Mother's Day card to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), urging him to bring immigration reform...

Apr 29, 2014, 14:14 ET

Bread for the World Urges Senate to Reject Food Shipping Restrictions

Bread for the World joined 25 other groups today in opposing increased cargo-preference restrictions in the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation...

Apr 08, 2014, 11:33 ET

Bread Urges Congress to Finish the Job by Passing Unemployment Insurance Bill in the House

Bread for the World applauds the Senate for passing H.R. 3979, the bipartisan bill to reinstate and extend emergency unemployment benefits. In...

Apr 04, 2014, 12:41 ET

Bread for the World Analysis Seeks to Recognize Dr. King's Legacy

Forty-six years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., hunger and poverty continues to disproportionately affect the...

Apr 01, 2014, 14:29 ET

FY 2015 Budget Proposal Cuts Deeply into Programs for Hungry and Poor People

Bread for the World is deeply disappointed in the fiscal year 2015 House budget proposal. Released today by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of...