(Washington D.C., Monday, December 19, 2016) - In the United States, 1 in 6 children struggles with hunger, and 43 million Americans live in poverty. In fact, more Americans live in poverty than reside in the state of California.
Reverend Beckmann, President of Bread for the World, provides expert analysis of the highlights from the past year, including the election and lame duck session of Congress, and what it all means for hungry and poor people in the United States. He also explains how the new president and Congress can work to help expand opportunity for those in need in the coming year.
Bread for the World knows that dramatic progress against hunger and poverty is possible in our time, but only if leaders and policymakers decide to make it a priority. They will persistently urge the Trump administration and the 115th Congress to provide help and opportunity to hungry and poor in the United States and around the world.
Bread for the World works to change the policies and conditions that allow hunger to persist and seeks long-term solutions to hunger and advocates on legislation that addresses the root causes of hunger.