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Two Trillion Dollar Surplus Calls Budget Priorities Into Question
26 Jun 00 | As a first step, Congress should pass the Hunger Relief Act, which would extend food stamps to more needy families. Bread for the World is a 45,000 member Christian citizens' movement against hunger.

Congress Continues to Evade Debt Relief
21 Jun 00 | Yesterday, the Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee voted to provide only $69 million of the $435 million needed to fulfill the U.S. commitment to the international debt relief plan. By failing to fulfill U.S. ...

Senate Dodges Debt Relief
10 May 00 | Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to provide only $75 million of $435 million requested by President Clinton to fund debt relief efforts through 2001. In so doing, the Senate Appropriations Committee is ignoring the enormous ...

Thousands to Gather in Washington to Support Debt Relief
05 Apr 00 | WASHINGTON - Ten thousand people are expected to gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, April 9, to call for debt relief for the world's poorest countries. Many poor countries with large international debts divert important ...

Churches Mobilize 100,000 Letters to Congress In Support of Hunger Relief Act
29 Feb 00 | As part of our 2000 campaign, A Fair Share: Working to End Hunger, Bread for the World members and churches are expected to generate more than 100,000 letters to their members of Congress asking them to support the Hunger Relief Act (H.R. 3192/...

A Program to End Hunger: Hunger 2000
10 Feb 00 | The data shows that people in 3.6 percent of all American households were hungry and 10.2 percent of households were at risk of hunger. The U.S. government would have to contribute just $1 billion more yearly to lead the international effort to ...

Congress Makes Major Strides Relieving Poor Country Debt
17 Nov 99 | Last night, congressional leaders agreed to move forward on debt relief for the world's poorest countries. We are grateful that President Clinton made debt relief a major issue in negotiations with congressional leaders.

Congress Gives Short Shrift to Poor Country Debt Relief
05 Nov 99 | Today Congress is approving only about 10 percent of the U.S. share of the international plan to write off some of the debt of the world's poorest countries. Pope John Paul II this week repeated his request for debt relief for the poorest ...

Rock Musician Bono, Religious Leaders Call on Congress to Fund Debt Relief
04 Nov 99 | Today, Bread for the World joins Bono, members of Congress and religious leaders to ask Congress to remove the unjust burden of debt that strangles the economies of the world's poorest countries and kills its children. The Foreign Assistance ...

Bread for the World Member Fasts for Debt Relief
20 Oct 99 | He has spent the last few weeks visiting congressional offices rallying support for the Debt Relief for Poverty Reduction Act (H.R. 1095) and its Senate counterpart, the Debt Relief for Poor Countries Act (S. 1690). Because both bills call for ...

Churches Recommit to Ending Hunger
20 Oct 99 | As part of the celebration of Bread for the World Sunday, churches will recommit themselves to advocate on behalf of hungry people. "For 25 years, individuals and churches have been integral to Bread for the World's legislative victories for ...

Cause for Hope on World Food Day
16 Oct 99 | The worldwide Jubilee movement has been working to relieve the debt that traps millions of people in the world's poorest countries in a cycle of hunger and poverty. Debt relief is hunger relief.

Hunger Persists Despite Booming Economy
16 Oct 99 | But hunger is disproportionately more pervasive among people of color: one out of five African American or Hispanic families are hungry or at risk of hunger. Bread for the World seeks to strengthen the food stamp program and increase the minimum ...

New Data Show Hunger Problem Persists in States
14 Oct 99 | Beckmann, a Lutheran pastor and former World Bank economist, is coauthor of "Grace at the Table: Ending Hunger in God's World" (1999). He is president of Bread for the World, a 44,000-member Christian citizens' movement against hunger.

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