Bread for the World

OUR FAITH IN CHRIST. OUR ACTION TO END HUNGER.

Then Jesus said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  Matthew 22:21

Turn Your Faith Into Action —  Today we celebrate Bread for the World Sunday (November 9, 2014) as an opportunity to turn our faith into action by taking specific steps that create hope and opportunity for hungry people. We also rejoice that — thanks in large part to the work of churches and international relief organizations — hunger has been cut in half since 1990.

Despite this progress, one out of eight persons in our world is chronically malnourished. Here in the United States, one out of five children lives in a family that struggles to get enough to eat.

The Gospel invites us to follow Jesus who enables us —  we who are created in God’s image — to “give God the things that are God’s.” Moved by God’s abundant grace in Jesus Christ, we use the “things we give to the emperor”  —  our votes and our taxes —  to help those in need.

This year, we give thanks for Bread for the World’s 40-year record of victories as a collective Christian voice to end hunger. And we join Bread for the World in urging our nation’s decision makers to reform U. S. food aid. By supporting bi-partisan, common sense reforms, we can help see that our nation’s international aid is as efficient and effective as possible  —  getting life-saving food to more people, more quickly.

You can help achieve these reforms through your prayers for hungry people and for our nation’s leaders, with your letters and phone calls to Congress, and by your support of Bread for the World and other efforts to end hunger.

Bread for the World

Have Faith, End Hunger

425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200

Washington, DC  20024

1-800-822-7323    www.bread.org