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Bread Celebrates World Food Prize Honor

David Beckmann wins World Food Prize

Bread president David Beckmann, center, and staff members celebrate the news of Beckmann’s World Food Prize honor.

The mood is jubilant today at Bread’s office in Washington, DC, as we learned that our president, David Beckmann, was just named a World Food Prize laureate. The prize honors people who contribute to the quality, quantity, and availability of food throughout the world. It’s a great honor—please join us in celebrating this wonderful news!

“The prize really is a recognition of Bread's work,” Beckmann told staff members at a celebratory lunch today.  “It’s the first time the prize has been awarded to an advocacy organization.”

Beckmann cited the work of Bread’s members, partners, and staff in receiving the award. “I hope you all take satisfaction in this recognition of what we have done.”

Beckmann’s fellow laureate this year is Jo Luck, president of Heifer International. The World Food Prize recognized them both for their work to build up grassroots organizations that combat hunger and poverty worldwide.

“Right now, there’s an exceptional opportunity to change the politics of hunger,” Beckmann said. “It’s never easy, but this prize gives us a boost at an important time.”

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