World Food Day

“For I was hungry and you gave me food.” – Matthew 25.35 Today is World Food Day. World farmers produce enough food for Earth’s more than six billion people, but nearly 870 million people struggle to survive on less than a $1.25 a day with little access to Earth’s abundance. Contact Bread for the WorldContinue reading “World Food Day”

Social Action: Bread for the World

Social action has two feet. Serving our neighbors means we act in charity and for justice. Charity is about responding to people’s immediate needs – serving a meal at a shelter, stocking a food pantry. Justice identifies ways to work for systemic change with national or international organizations. For example, celebrate Bread for the WorldContinue reading “Social Action: Bread for the World”

Bread for the World Encourages Congregations – Bread for the World: Have Faith. End Hunger.

“The past two years have been particularly tenuous for hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world, as the programs that support them remain at risk for deep budget cuts,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “With the presidential election fast approaching, Christians should understand the issuesContinue reading “Bread for the World Encourages Congregations – Bread for the World: Have Faith. End Hunger.”

How to Help the Hungry

Bread for the World calls attention to new hunger data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture released September 7. For the third year in a row a record high 14.5% of American households suffer food insecurity. What is worse, the USDA reports 25% of African-American and 26% of Hispanic households experience food insecurity compared withContinue reading “How to Help the Hungry”