Hunger + Poverty Issues

Hunger-Free Communities Act

Sat, 07/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

Senator Mary Landrieu, Congressmen Rodney Alexander and Richard Baker are the only members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation that signed as cosponsors for the Hunger-Free Communities Act.

Cost of Iraq War Rises for Louisiana

Tue, 08/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

The budgetary cost of the Iraq War was underestimated by the administration, human costs have been high, and the war continues unabated after nearly three years of fighting.

Farm Bill 2007

Fri, 12/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

For the past 30 years, America’s food system has left an unfortunate legacy of fewer farmers, lost farmland, unhealthy and hungry children and polluted water and air. Failed national food and farm policies have fostered this legacy by encouraging our food and farming systems to move in the wrong direction while neglecting the future health and productivity of children, rural communities, urban neighborhoods, and the environment.

Bridging Borders Towards Food Security (Community Food Security Coalition)

Fri, 12/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

As the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) moves for the first time outside U.S. borders into Canada, the U.S.-based community food security movement is increasingly realizing: we are part of a global struggle.

2007 Budget

Sun, 10/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

The senate has not yet finalized its foreign assistance appropriations for 2007. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill in late June, under which the accounts considered poverty-focused development assistance by Bread for the World received an increase of approximately $1.2 billion over FY 2006 for a total of $11.3 billion.

Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

Sun, 10/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

When Bread for the World began in 1974, one in three people in the world were chronically hungry. Today that figure has dropped to one in six. Global progress against hunger and poverty is a great exodus, an experience of the living God in our time.

Hunger-Free Communities Act

Wed, 11/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

The Hunger-Free Communities Act commits Congress to ending hunger in the United States and strengthens the efforts of local groups working to reduce hunger in their communities.

Landfill Continues to Cause Controversy

Thu, 06/01/2006 Environment

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin agreed to have the landfill site temporarily closed for testing. However, the landfill has remained open while testing is going on.

Hunger's Impact on Learning

Sun, 10/01/2006 Human Rights

Understanding the relationship between hunger and learning requires a long-term perspective: what happens at one stage of life affects later stages, and what happens in one generation affects the next.

Loaves and Fishes John 6:1-14

Tue, 04/01/2008 Christian Response

The boy has been better prepared than the rest of the crowd and brought his meal with him. However, he gives it up, trusting Jesus to do what is best with it.