Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger

Quote of the Day: Rev. David Beckmann

"Despite the months that have gone by since sequestration took effect, the stakes remain high for the millions of hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world who depend on the programs on the chopping block. I hope that Congress and the administration can prioritize the least among us and approve a budget that does not further devastate people who are already struggling to get by.”

— Rev. David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World


Today, more than 5,000 Christian leaders issued a reminder that lawmakers must make hungry and poor people a priority as they consider our nation’s fiscal challenges. In a pastoral letter initiated by the Circle of Protection, these leaders asks elected officials working to reduce our national debt to maintain a circle of protection around programs that effectively alleviate hunger and poverty and urged them not to balance the budget on the backs of hungry and poor people. Read the letter, in its entirety, here.

Photo: Adia Akter, 17 months, stands on the threshold of her family's home on the morning of Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Char Baria village, Barisal, Bangladesh. (Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World)


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