Circle of Protection

Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. - Proverbs 31:8-9

Faces and Facts


Behind every fact, every statistic is a story of how people have been affected by the on-going cuts to the federal budget. We have always maintained that Congress should not balance the budget on the backs of working poor people and struggling families.

Click on any of the photographs below and start reading our stories. You can also read the latest from the stories in the right-hand column.

Dawn Phipps
Jennifer Brown
Amanda Bornfree
Tara Marks
Alli Morris
Sheila Edwards-Howard
Barbie Izquierdo
Heather Rude-Turner

Our colleagues at Bread for the World maintain a database of the most current facts and statistics on hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad. These facts and statistics come from reputable sources or are culled from various research studies.

In another section of Bread for the World’s website, you can also download state facts on hunger and poverty.