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Bread For The World

  1. 1. Bread for the World By: Haley Yanson
  2. 2. Hunger <ul><li>Hunger. Serious hunger. A term that many of us don’t think about on a day to day basis, because we have enough to eat. </li></ul><ul><li>However there are many in the world who lack even enough food to sustain a healthy life and many people end up dying of starvation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Deaths in Children Under Five
  4. 4. Hunger in the U.S <ul><li>Hunger is growing to be a serious problem in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006 35.5 million people do not have access to enough food to sustain a healthy lifestyle. </li></ul><ul><li>The people in the United States who represent the common face of hunger would surprise many. An elderly couple struggling to pay medical bills; a single parent trying to support his/her children; all the way to a child at school who can’t focus because they didn’t have enough to eat the day before. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hunger in the World <ul><li>In the year 2007, 923 million people where undernourished. With about 900 million of those people residing in developing countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Each day 16000 children die from hunger-related causes, one child every five seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Countries in which a large portion of the population battles hunger daily are typically poor. And do not have the benefits of things like soup kitchens and food stamps. </li></ul><ul><li>And there is simply not enough being done by us to assist these countries in there need. </li></ul>
  6. 7. However a group was formed to combat this hunger, this group is Bread for the World.
  7. 8. History <ul><li>In the year 1972 a group of Protestants and Catholics met to determine how people of faith could influence U.S policies regarding hunger. </li></ul><ul><li>Under Reverend Arthur Simon, the group began to grow. </li></ul><ul><li>With in the fist year they had recruited more than 500 people and have continued to increase their numbers. </li></ul>
  8. 9. How we can help
  9. 10. Offering of letters <ul><li>Each year Bread For the World hosts a critical legislative campaign known as the Offering of Letters. </li></ul><ul><li>People throughout the country write letters to Congress, in support of an hunger fighting legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>Many people place these letters in their churches offering plates as a offering to God, their citizenship reflecting their stewardship. </li></ul>
  10. 11. On Campus <ul><li>Bread for the world has currently founded a Student Coalition of over 300 campuses, where they add their voice to the cause of addressing World hunger. </li></ul><ul><li>The Bread for the World Coalition gives students the tools they need to help end world hunger. </li></ul><ul><li>The students, write, call, and visit members of congress to get the message heard. </li></ul><ul><li>Community service organizations, human rights groups and other justice-minded organizations take action by writing letters after a community service project or during a Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. </li></ul>
  11. 12. The Media <ul><li>Bread for the World believes that the media contributes to many victories won by world hunger organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>By simply informing your local newspaper/ news station of a hunger problem in your community you can help bring awareness to the situation and get more people to help. </li></ul>
  12. 13. What Bread for the World has done…
  13. 14. The Farm Bill <ul><li>The farm bill affects the life of every person who eats in the United States, especially those who suffer from hunger. </li></ul><ul><li>Bread for the World thought the farm bill can provide better and broader support for U.S. farmers, strengthen communities in rural America, help hungry people in this country afford a sufficient and nutritious diet, and support the efforts of small-scale farmers in developing countries to sell their crops and feed their families. </li></ul><ul><li>So Bread for the World had thousands of people write letters to congress getting many modifications to the bill made. </li></ul>
  14. 15. The ONE Campaign <ul><li>Bread for the World is a founding member of the One Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>The ONE Campaign is a movement to rally Americans to respond to the global emergencies of extreme poverty, hunger and AIDS. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Other Hunger Organizations <ul><li>Action Against Hunger directly delivers emergency aid and longer-term assistance to people suffering from the dire consequences of natural disaster or man-made crisis. Their mission is to save lives by combating hunger, disease, and the crises threatening the lives of helpless men, women, and children. </li></ul><ul><li>Church World Service is a coalition of 36 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions in the U.S., cooperating worldwide in programs of long-term development, emergency response and assistance to refugees. CWS is perhaps best known among anti-hunger activists for sponsoring the annual 2,000 CROP WALKS throughout the U.S. that have been raising funds and awareness to fight hunger for more than 30 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Food First —formally known as the Institute for Food and Development Policy —seeks to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger by awakening people to the possibility of social change and their own power to bring it about. </li></ul><ul><li>United Methodist Committee on Relief presents practical solutions to the problems of hunger, human rights and world peace by aiding refugees, providing relief in disaster areas, and confronting the challenge of world hunger and poverty. </li></ul>
  16. 17. What it all comes down to… <ul><li>Bread for the Worlds final message is that there is enough food in the world to alleviate hunger. Its just what we choose to do with the food and money that we need to change. </li></ul><ul><li>Our problem is equitable distribution. </li></ul><ul><li>Hunger is a political condition. Which can be amended. Each year 13 million dollars on excess dog food that goes to waste. If we simply allocate some of the money that goes into things that we all don’t truly need, we can help end world hunger. And save the lives of millions. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.bread.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.worldhunger.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291/high/present/stats.htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.wfp.org </li></ul>

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