Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger

2014 National Gathering: Be Part of Something Big


By Dr. Alice Walker Duff

How many voices does it take to make history? Let's find out.

This June 9-10, join Bread members from across the country as we gather in Washington, D.C., to discuss plans to end hunger and poverty by 2030.

When you arrive in D.C., you will have a chance to:

Learn from policy experts and faith leaders about key issues affecting hungry people today—including immigration, mass incarceration, and sustainable food security.

Celebrate four decades of our work together to end hunger at our 40th anniversary dinner.

Act by urging your representatives in Congress to reform U.S. food-aid programs and our immigration system. On Lobby Day, you will find out how these reforms will impact hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world.

What will it take to end hunger at home and abroad? Join me for a conversation with Sheila Herrling, acting CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and Dr. Manuel Pastor, professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

This year's speakers also include:

  • Rick Steves, travel expert and longtime Bread activist
  • Gaby Pacheco, DREAMer and immigration-rights leader
  • Desmond Meade, returning citizen and PICO state director
  • Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition
  • Rev. Nicta Lubaale, Kenyan pastor and food security champion
  • Tonya Rawe, CARE policy advocate

We are on the verge of one of the biggest achievements in human history — ending hunger.Come join other voices in the nation's capital this summer and help make this dream a reality.

Dr. Alice Walker Duff is Bread for the World's managing director.


Learn more about speakers and scheduling for the 2014 National Gathering, 40th Anniversary Dinner, and Lobby Day at http://www.bread.org/40. Register for all or one of the events by May 6 and pay only $40!

Photo: Beverley Booth (left) of Tallahasee, Fla., and Cecilia Wangeci of Bowling Green, Ky., clap during Lobby Day training during Bread for the World's 2011 National Gathering. (Jim Stipe)


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