Bread for the World
Over the years Bread for the World has been one of my “go to” organizations. At home and around the world Bread for the World, in action, reminds me that at Baptism the community interceded for us so that we would receive grace in order to have “the courage to will and to persevere.” Challenged to feed the world, members of Bread for the World will themselves to action and persevere in their advocacy. I agree with their heartfelt conviction: “God is up to something and is calling us to share in this new creation.” It is humbling to be part of this effort. ~dan
God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, or the next continent.
Confronting the problem of hunger can seem overwhelming.
What can one person do? Plenty.
Bread for the World members write personal letters and emails and meet with our members of Congress.
Working through our churches, campuses, and other organizations, we engage more people in advocacy.
Each year, Bread for the World invites churches across the country to take up a nationwide Offering of Letters to Congress on an issue that is important to hungry and poor people. (“What we do” on the Bread for the World website)
For further reflection
In 2005, the latest year for which data are available, 1.4 billion people in developing countries lived in extreme poverty—on less than $1.25 a day—down from 1.9 billion in 1981.
In the United States, 14.6 percent of households struggle to put food on the table. Nearly one in four children is at risk of hunger.
We can end hunger in our time. Everyone, including government, must do their part.
By making our voices heard in Congress, we make our laws more fair and compassionate to people in need.
Source: About hunger on the Bread for the World website