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A Legacy of Leadership: Recognizing David Beckmann

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

As CEO of InterAction – the largest coalition of U.S.-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners – I have met many uniquely impressi...

Invest Now in Ethiopia to Sustain Progress, Save Lives

David Beckmann | Posted 03.09.2017 | Impact
David Beckmann

Ethiopia is suffering from the worst drought on record. It is vital that the United States and its partners act now to sustain the progress that has been made over the years in reducing hunger.

Thanks a Lot. You Gave Me My Christmas Present and It Cost Me $218,000!

Rick Steves | Posted 12.17.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Together, you contributed $218,000. And with my match, we collectively raised more than $430,000 to help power Bread's work in explaining to our Congress the needs of our nation's poorest, homeless, and hungry people.

Join me in helping Bread for the World this Giving Tuesday

Rick Steves | Posted 12.01.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

In the last few days, 1,268 of you have responded to my annual Christmas challenge. (Help Bread for the World with your gift of $100 or more and I'll ...

Join Me in Supporting the Work of Bread for the World

Rick Steves | Posted 11.25.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Supporting the work of Bread for the World is one of the most effective ways we can help stabilize our world. If you're one of the many who have responded so generously, thank you. Consider sharing this challenge with your friends so we can further leverage our concern.

Donate $100 to Bread for the World and I'll Match Your Gift!

Rick Steves | Posted 11.20.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

To add meaning to the holiday season, every Christmas I help raise funds for Bread for the World, which gives hungry people a voice in our halls of go...

Hey, President Obama! I Love Your Jacket!

Rick Steves | Posted 10.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Actually getting to do the "grip and grin" with our president gave me a chance to see the energy and security that surrounds the most powerful man on the planet and the leader of the free world. The thrill is hard to explain.

House to Vote on Bill That Fights World Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Food must be the highest priority for American foreign policy. So both the House and the Senate need to focus on this bill and others that feed the hungry.

Why Christians Should Support the President's Executive Action

Brandan Robertson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

The President's announcement of executive action on immigration Thursday is not only necessary but also praiseworthy. We have been fighting this battle for far too long. As a Christian, I feel compelled by the Gospel of Christ to work for protection for immigrants as directly as possible.

Africa Restores Our Belief That Ending Hunger is Possible

David Beckmann | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
David Beckmann

his is a historic week for the United States and Africa. For the first time ever, leaders from African nations have gathered in Washington, D.C., for a groundbreaking U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

Nurturing Our Future

David Beckmann | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
David Beckmann

From climate change to civil liberties, the world is at a critical point right now with many issues. Global nutrition is no different, and, as such, deserves adequate attention as its reach is vast and implications deep.

Shipping Companies Could Benefit From the Suffering of Millions

David Beckmann | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
David Beckmann

Simply put, U.S. food aid works for its intended purpose: to fight long-term hunger and respond quickly in emergency situations. This is about the millions of lives saved with U.S. food aid and its long-term benefits in developing countries -- benefits that will be diminished if this bill is passed.

Free Eurail Passes! (If You Donate to Bread for the World)

Rick Steves | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Here's an exciting chance to support a good cause as part of your upcoming travels. To recognize our rail-pass sales success last year, Rail Europe ha...

Wheat for the World: Fulfilling the Legacy of Dr. Norman Borlaug

David Beckmann | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
David Beckmann

Dr. Borlaug was a advocate of the inextricable connection between agriculture and nutrition. His work taught us that agriculture is a long-term solution to many immediate nutrition problems.

The New Debate About Poverty

David Beckmann | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
David Beckmann

This week, the United States marked 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty. Many politicians and media are asking whether past efforts to reduce poverty have been successful. Even more importantly, some leaders in both parties are proposing fresh strategies to tackle poverty in America.

A Wave of Prayer to End Hunger, Protect SNAP

David Beckmann | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
David Beckmann

Christians of the world are calling on our leaders to act. We are not asking for anything more than we know can be done. Join us in prayer at noon on Dec. 10 and together we can create a world in which the lowly are lifted up and the hungry are filled.

Rick Steves' Christmas Fundraiser Challenge

Rick Steves | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Support Bread for the World's work with a $100 donation, and I'll match it. Plus I'll mail you a special Christmas gift. Join me in this challenge by ...

'Like the Bite of Crabs'

David Beckmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Beckmann

This debate is about more than simply balancing our federal budget -- it's about our values as a nation. It's time we support a farm bill that doesn't increase hunger in the United States and around the world by protecting food stamps and improving international food aid.

Faithful Filibuster: A Vigil Under the Dark Clouds of Washington

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

We're hearing lots of babble at the Capitol, but across the street, we're trying to hear the word of God -- what God says about the people, families, and children who will suffer the most because of Washington's babble.

Changing the Future in 1,000 Days

David Beckmann | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
David Beckmann

We have never been closer to freeing the world from hunger and malnutrition. To back down now would be to deny the future.

When We Share a Table With Our Enemies

Lillian Daniel | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Thousands of years ago, in the world's most beloved psalm, the people were told that one day God would spread a table before them in the presence of their enemies: "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies." What does it mean?

Africa and the Sequester: A Matter of Life or Death

Rev. Derrick Boykin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Derrick Boykin

Sequestration threatens more than flight schedules. For many people around the world, sequestration is literally a life-or-death issue. Its impact may be most deeply felt by those living in developing nations.

Reforming Food Aid to Improve Maternal and Child Nutrition

David Beckmann | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
David Beckmann

What's wrong with our current food aid system? Given that it was created in 1954 and has never been substantially changed, our contemporary food aid system is outdated, inefficient and wasteful.

Why Development Works

Asma Lateef | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Asma Lateef

Our global success depends on countries working together to solve the problems of hunger and poverty. Development assistance is one of the most effective ways to transform lives around the world.

St. Patrick's Day Recipe For Real Irish Soda Bread

Shelley Miller | Posted 05.05.2013 | Taste
Shelley Miller

Buttermilk, I thought to myself, how will that taste in a bread recipe?