Talk:Bread for the World
Renee P Essay
Bread For The World
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves them to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, or the next continent. Confronting the problem of hunger can seem overwhelming. Bread for the World members write personal letters and emails and meet with their members of Congress. Working through churches, campuses, and other organizations, they engage more people in advocacy. Each year, Bread for the World invites churches across the country to take up a nationwide Offering Letters To Congress on an issue that is important to hungry and poor people.
By changing policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, they provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities where we live. The believe they can end hunger in our time. Everyone, including our government, must do their part. Each year, Bread for the World invites churches across the country to take up a nationwide Offering of Letters to Congress on an issue that is important to hungry and poor people. As a non-profit, Bread for the World works in a bipartisan way. To network of thousands of individual members, churches, and denominations ensures Bread’s presence in all U.S. congressional districts. together, they build the political commitment needed to overcome hunger and poverty
Bread for the World, was created in October 1972 in the United States to end global hunger and by The Alliance to End Hunger, an association founded in 2001, working in partnership with Bread for the Word to bring stakeholders together in
A member of Bread for the world is selected just by signing up online or emailing them. You must either make a donation or receive a one year member ship Joining Bread for the World makes your voice more effective. When writing or calling other members of Congress, they be uniting with other Bread for the World members across the country who are also advocating for hungry and poor people.
Here is a example of two jobs on the website right now: Manager of Member Services: Full Time: The Alliance is seeking a professional individual to manage its relationships with and between Alliance members, facilitate partnerships between Alliance members that leverage their efforts to help hungry people, and create opportunities for Alliance members to increase their advocacy on issues relating to domestic and global hunger. Fall Internship: Full Time: Our internship program offers you a unique opportunity to combine your faith commitment along with Bread for the World collective voices in urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. With supervised learning, personal development and work experience you also can join Bread in seeking justice for those who have no voice. We provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities in which we live. The overall efficacy of Bread for the world is high,they are committed to the highest levels of financial efficiency and accountability. Each organization is audited annually by an independent auditor and has received very favorable ratings from the following organizations.
The American Institute of Philanthropy
The better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Charity Navigator
In addition, Bread for the World Institute received the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence, awarded to members of Independent Charities of America that have been able "to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.
Here is a example of a review from a person for bread for the world:
“When I first became interested in letter-writing activism in the late '90s, Bread for the World's was one of the first email lists I joined. Every once in awhile, I would receive an action alert providing me with a simple, concrete way to contact an elected official (usually my US Representative) about supporting legislation to alleviate hungry either domestically or internationally.
Ten years later, Bread for the World's message is just as urgent, and its action alerts are just as simple. My only qualm with the organization is that its focus is a tad too incrementalist or reformist for my political tastes. This wouldn't be so bad if the Bread for the World's goals were less bold, but they're not; Bread seeks to end hunger. Period. That's a worthy and, yes, workable goal. And they don't pull punches in calling for solutions that go against the free-market fanatics who got us into the current financial crisis we're in, but in appealing to such a wide base of support, I think Bread for the World sells itself and its prophetic mission just a tad short.
I still love what they do, and they're a great organization for any Christian who is interested in putting his or her faith in action but who hasn't yet thought about how economic issues can be just as important as so-called social issues.”
01/10/2009 Yelp http://www.yelp.com/biz/bread-for-the-world-washington
Bread for the World pushed for more and better international development assistance. Their efforts helped win a supplemental appropriation of $1.8 billion to respond to the global hunger crisis. Their efforts to garner cosponsors for the Global Poverty Act helped build the political will that helped initiate foreign assistance reform efforts in 2009.
Some Examples are: 2007 This Offering sought to win broad reform in the U.S. farm bill—making commodity programs into a more equitable safety net for our nation’s farmers, and shifting additional resources into nutrition, conservation, and rural development programs. Though commodity payment programs were not substantially reformed, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 did include the largest-ever funding increase for food stamps and food banks—an additional $10 billion over 10 years. 2006 Bread for the World members continued their winning record of significant increases in funding for programs that address the causes of poverty in developing nations. The $1.4 billion increase in 2006 went largely to addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Now that millions more people are receiving life-saving medications, more people in the working years of their lives are again able to produce food, care for their children, and contribute to their communities. 2002 Bread for the World members sought to strengthen and improve Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to help poor people and working families in the United States move out of poverty. Congress was seeking to change TANF in tracking that would make it more difficult for families struggling to lift themselves out of poverty. Bread members were able to block these harmful changes until 2006, when Congress included some of the changes in a budget bill. My thoughts on Bread For The World is that they are committed to helping struggling people with hungry. With all the reviews, research and reading I did, I did not hear or see any negative things about them. They are a great institute! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Parkrm (talk • contribs) 17:29, 7 July 2011 (UTC)