Faith-Based Advocacy to End Hunger
Advocating to the nation’s decision makers to end hunger.
Describe the need affecting community
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities where we live. This project will support efforts of churches, including United Methodist Churches, in advocating for policies that will lead to an end of hunger and extreme poverty by 2030. It will support the development of resources for churches such as advocacy tools and educational materials on issues and the biblical basis for advocacy.
Describe the primary goal of the project
Our goal is to help change U.S. national priorities by 2017 and work with the new president and Congress to foster U.S. leadership putting the world on track toward ending hunger by 2030. Our objectives are to ground our work in God’s love through prayer and faithful action; strengthen our collective Christian voice in every congressional district; and move a policy change agenda that makes a significant impact on the lives of hungry and poor people. Our measurable outcomes include, presidential initiatives focused on hunger and poverty; bipartisan leadership in Congress for legislation that addresses domestic and international hunger and poverty; robust funding for programs that reduce hunger and poverty; and U.S. leadership on the Sustainable Development Goals. Our advocacy work is ongoing, but is organized through annual campaigns and issue-specific priorities which support a multi-year strategic plan.