More Americans Live In Poverty Than Reside in the States of Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina Combined

Bread for the World Seeks Long-Term Solutions to Hunger and Advocates on Legislation That Addresses the Root Causes of Hunger
Reverend David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World

(Washington, DC, Thursday, November 10, 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 states of Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina combined.

Reverend Beckmann, President of Bread for the World, provides expert analysis on the election outcome and what it 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, both in the coming “lame duck” session of Congress and after the new president and lawmakers are sworn in.

Earlier this year, Bread for the World launched its comprehensive, national I Vote to End Hunger campaign which urged voters to elect a president and Congress who will put the United States and the world on track to end hunger by 2030. Bread also unveiled it’s 2016 election platform, which focused on steps leaders can take to end hunger.

Bread works to change the policies and conditions that allow hunger to persist. Bread seeks long-term solutions to hunger and advocates on legislation that addresses the root causes of hunger.

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