Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger


Today is Blog Action Day - Poverty. Around the world, thousands of bloggers have united to discuss a single issue - poverty. Through this effort, event organizers aim to raise awareness, initiate action and to shake the web!

There are hundreds of ways to play a personal role in ending poverty, from volunteering, to donating to charities, to supporting socially conscious businesses. Bread for the World encourages our members to engage in these kinds of activities, but also recognizes that ending hunger and poverty requires political engagement as well. 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.

Every year, Bread for the World invites churches across the country to take up a nationwide Offering of Letters to Congress on an issue that is important to hungry people. Year after year, Bread members have won far-reaching changes for hungry and poor people.

Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates its advocacy network, opinion leaders, policy makers and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad. In recognition of Blog Action Day, Bread for the World Institute has posted a basic primer on domestic and international hunger and poverty issues.


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Thanks for participating in blog action day! The work that you guys do at Bread for the World is amazing. I am writing from Grameen Foundation, and we work in the same building as Bread for the World. Thanks for raising awareness about poverty and hunger, as well as illustrating how effective grassroots organizing can be. We support local microfinance institutions so they can lend small amounts of money to poorest of the poor. thanks for your support!

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