Hunger + Poverty Issues

World Hunger Increasing...

Wed, 11/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

Noting that promises are no substitute for food, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called on world leaders to honor a 10-year-old pledge to halve the number of hungry in the world by 2015.

Alliance to End Hunger

Wed, 11/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

The Alliance to End Hunger engages diverse institutions in building the public will to end hunger. We believe that a world without hunger is a goal within our reach. We also believe that it is our responsibility—and the responsibility of individuals, communities, and governments worldwide—to make it happen.

The Right to Food

Mon, 01/01/2007 Human Rights

Hunger is both a violation of human dignity and on obstacle to social, political and economic progress. International law recognizes that everyone has the fundamental right to be free from hunger, and 22 countries have enshrined food rights in their constitutions.

Farm Bill Reauthorization

Fri, 06/01/2007 Hunger Legislation

Congress is expected to adopt major farm and food legislation in an omnibus multi-year authorizing law, commonly called the “farm bill.” Federal farm support, food assistance, agricultural trade, marketing, and rural development policies are governed by a variety of separate laws. However, many of these laws periodically are revised and renewed through an omnibus farm bill.

The Farm Bill

Thu, 02/01/2007 Hunger Legislation

The roots of the Farm Bill go back eighty years. Today we need a food policy that recognizes the legitimate interests of all – farmers, consumers, nutrition, health, the country, and the growing food challenge facing the world. Our investments in the food system should promote our public policy goals.

Did You Know You Could Recycle These?

Sat, 12/01/2007 Environment

Learn to recycle things you never dreamed of, like...

The Right to Food

Fri, 06/01/2007 Human Rights

On the eve of the commemoration of 60 years since the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, some rights, like the Right to Food, are overshadowed by those that have received more political and public support, yet severe food insecurity affects at least one-seventh of the world’s human population...

Shame on Congress (2006 Offering of Letter-Event)

Thu, 03/01/2007 Hunger Legislation

Bread for the World members engaged Congress in record numbers in 2006. More than 300,000 letters, phone calls and visits were generated by members. But despite the faithful activism of members across the U.S., Congress adjourned without providing a single victory for hungry and poor people in 2006.

Stewards of God's Creation

Tue, 01/01/2008 Christian Response

Christians have a rich heritage of faith, tradition, and social teaching to draw upon as in order to live the Gospel faithfully. Christians seek to protect the dignity of every person and promote the common good of the human family, particularly...

Climate: Changes, Challenges, and Consequences

Sat, 09/01/2007 Environment

The 2007 World Food Day teleconference (Tuesday, October 16th) will examine climate change and its disastrous consequences for millions of poor and chronically undernourished people.