Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger

12 posts from August 2008

"Nutrition key in fighting AIDS" - Clinton

From Sunday's Washington Post:

Former President Clinton said Sunday that keeping HIV-infected children in the developing world well-fed amid the pressures of skyrocketing global food and fuel prices will be crucial to fending off the deadly virus.

Bread's Senior Policy Analyst, Erin Kolodjeski, recently had a letter to the editor published in the Washington TimesRead the full letter here.

Almost five out of every six people on our planet live in developing countries. Increasingly, leaders such as President Bush and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates are acknowledging that U.S. national interests - economic, security and moral - are entwined with the stability and opportunity that exists in some of these desperate places. The U.S. public knows this, too. In a recent poll, more than two-thirds of likely voters said the U.S. should be doing more to respond to the recent spike in global food prices.

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Blogging from Zambia


Bread for the World activist Elaine VanCleave is part of a 15-member delegation from Independent Presbyterian Church (IPC) in Birmingham, Ala., traveling to Zambia on Aug. 5-18. 

The delegation will include several medical professionals who will work at a local hospital and lab (with a particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS).   

Non-medical people in the delegation (including Elaine) will work with other community projects.  Click this link to read more about the trip.

Elaine has set up a blog to relate her experiences in Zambia.  Check it frequently for updates over the next several days.

IPC is one of the churches in Alabama that held an Offering of Letters this year.  So in a sense, this mission trip is an extension of the church's commitment to learn about global poverty. 

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