The last few years we have participated in Bread for the World letter writing campaigns. We signed letters asking Congress to pass legislation to protect and increase funding for child nutrition programs, global nutrition programs, poverty –focused development assistance and other legislation to preserve and protect food related programs both nationally and globally.
Bread for the World recently sent us information describing their successes.
2015 successes include:
Key provisions of the earned income and child tax credits became permanent. This is a victory for low-income workers and will prevent 16 million people-including 8 million children from falling into or deeper into poverty
Increase of $1.1 billion in poverty-focused development assistance
$10 million increase in funding for global nutrition programs.
Halted passage of a provision in that would have taken away $75 million of food-aid funds and reduced the reach for food-aid programs by 2 million people annually
We should be proud of our support for Bread for the World and its advocacy of programs to preserve and increase funding and programs that provide food and nutrition and development assistance for poor and low income individuals and families.
This is one example of the type of involvement our congregation would have as an economic covenant church.