National Leaders and Activists Discuss Bold New Blueprint to End Hunger in America

Nov 19, 2013, 14:53 ET from Bread for the World

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bread for the World Institute announces speakers for its annual Hunger Report launch on Monday, November 25, 2013.

WHAT: The release of Bread for the World Institute's 2014 Hunger Report: Ending Hunger in America and panel discussion

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., ET

WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 
(First Amendment Lounge)

WHO: Anti-hunger leaders and activists, including Sharon Thornberry, Community Food Systems Manager for the Oregon Food Bank; Dominic Duren, Director of the HELP Program of Cincinnati; and Barbie Izquierdo, hunger activist who was featured in the 2013 documentary "A Place at the Table"; with remarks by Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and World Food Prize laureate. John Carr, Director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, will moderate the panel. 

WHY: At a time when the number of Americans on food stamps hits record levels, the 2014 Hunger Report proposes bold steps toward ending hunger in the United States by 2030.

"If it is possible to reduce hunger in some of the poorest parts of the world, surely the United States can do the same," said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. "It is time we set goals, develop a plan, and hold our lawmakers accountable."    

The report proposes a bold plan that would create jobs, invest in human capacity, strengthen the safety net for those who cannot work, and create community partnerships to implement local solutions. It also calls on the U.S. government to work with the international community to establish a universal set of global development goals that include a goal to end hunger and achieve global food security and good nutrition for all by 2030.

A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Printed copies of the report will be available at the press conference and at on Nov. 25.

Bread for the World ( is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

SOURCE Bread for the World