What is Bread for the World? Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities in which we live.
Bread for the World is: • • • Ecumenical Bipartisan About advocacy About justice Years of experience and success • Personalized letters and emails
Our Work Makes a Difference!
Progress against hunger, but still more work to do • Since 1990, the number of people who are hungry in the world has fallen by over 200 million. • 795 million people do not have enough food to lead a healthy, active life.
Our goal: Congress should support robust funding for nutrition and health for mothers, newborns, and young children. Congress can also pass the Global Food Security Act and reform the ways it provides food aid.
What can this achieve? Better nutrition means: • More children surviving childhood into adulthood • Fewer mothers dying in childbirth • Fewer children who are stunted
Now let’s write!
Key components of a letter to Congress • Make it personal. What motivates you to write? • Make your request clear. • Include your address in the letter.
Dear Congress: I urge you to increase funding to at least $230 million in the nutrition programs of the global health account in the State Department foreign operations appropriations bill. Sincerely, Your Constituent
Get involved! • Become a Bread member • Join/start a local Bread Team • Visit your member of Congress • Become a Bread Covenant Church • Visit www. bread. org
Thank you! www. bread. org/OL