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Rick Steves Gives $104,222 to Bread for the World

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Photo: Rick Steves makes out a check to Bread for the World. (Photo from Rick Steves' Facebook page)

Last week, travel show host and hunger activist Rick Steves pledged to give Bread for the World $100,000 once he reached 100,000 “likes” on his Facebook page. Steves reached that goal so quickly—in just a few hours—that he decided to extend the challenge and donate an additional $1 for every new "like" his Facebook page received through October 1.

By the time the deadline rolled around, Steves had reached 104,222 Facebook fans, and yesterday he wrote out a check in the amount of $104,222 for Bread for the World.

Steves' gift funds an anti-hunger initiative that includes:

  • Promotion of the documentary The Line, which Bread helped to fund.
  • Distribution of DVDs of the Circle of Protection presidential candidate statements to more than 2,000 U.S. churches in an effort to encourage conversations about tackling hunger from a faith perspective.
  • A radio campaign that will ask listeners to watch the videos and urge Congress to maintain a circle of protection around programs that affect poor and hungry people.
  • A post-election distribution of DVDs of the winning candidate’s statement to more than 5000 faith leaders and churches, along with tools that will assist them in making sure the next president of the United States is held accountable to ending hunger and poverty while in office.

We’d like to again thank Steves for his gift and his commitment to ending hunger and poverty, and also extend thanks to the 104,222 people who helped make his gift possible.

 

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