David Beckmann Wins World Food Prize!

July 27, 2010 at 6:38 am Leave a comment

Join us in celebrating Rev. David Beckmann’s award as a 2010 World Food Prize laureate! He shares the award, the Nobel Prize equivalent for food and agriculture, with Jo Luck, president of Heifer International.

The laureates were recognized for their “landmark achievements in building two of the world’s foremost grassroots organizations leading the charge to end hunger and poverty for millions of people around the world.”

In honoring them, the World Food Prize “recognizes the critical efforts of NGOs in mobilizing and empowering everyday citizens to end hunger in communities around the world.”

“The World Food Prize recognizes all that Bread for the World members and churches across the country have done to get our government to help end hunger in our country and around the world,” said Rev. Beckmann.

“U.S. funding for poverty-focused development assistance has tripled over the last decade; nutrition programs for hungry people in this country have more than doubled. This would not have happened without the advocacy of members and local congregations of Bread for the World.”

The World Food Prize cited the effectiveness of Bread for the World’s advocacy.

“I hope the World Food Prize will encourage more people to get involved in changing the politics of hunger.

The progress the world has made against hunger and poverty is God moving in our time, and God is calling us now to get our country to do more to provide help and opportunity to hungry people,” he said.

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