Midnight Deadline: Your Gift Will Be Doubled!
By David Beckmann
Bread for the World does incredible work every single day to ensure that everyone has access to nourishment — whether it's a family dealing with the sudden loss of health insurance in the United States, a malnourished toddler in an orphanage in Nepal, or any of the many other people in need throughout the world.
But we can’t make it happen without your support today. We already know we’re in for some big battles—and even bigger opportunities—in 2013:
- Reauthorizing the farm bill: We can make strong reforms to international food aid – which helped 66 million people around the world last year. Unfortunately, other farm bill proposals cut SNAP by as much as $16 billion – meaning 2 to 3 million people would lose their benefits.
- Implementing deficit reduction and tax reform: Congress needs to implement deficit reduction and decide which programs to cut – putting funding for all poverty-focused development assistance programs, international food aid, WIC, SNAP, EITC, and the Child Tax Credit at dire risk. Poverty was cut nearly in half in 2011 through domestic anti-poverty programs. We shouldn't undermine their effectiveness.
- Getting the president and Congress to set a goal to end hunger: It is time our elected leaders make ending hunger a top priority. We will launch a vigorous effort to get the President and Congress to set a goal and establish a plan to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.
Don't miss this significant opportunity to double your impact for millions of people in need around the world.
David Beckmann is president of Bread for the World.
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