WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#hunger–Today, some politically conservative Christian leaders will meet with
presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to learn more
about the candidate and his position on certain issues.
The following statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann,
president of Bread for the World:
“The group that is meeting with Donald Trump today does not represent
the entire Christian community – or even all evangelicals.
“The leaders of a wide array of Christian church bodies have asked
presidential candidates to explain what they would do about hunger and
poverty if elected. These are issues that are important in all faith
traditions. Nearly all the candidates have provided statements (www.circleofprotection.us).
But despite repeated requests, the Trump campaign has yet to respond.
“Bread for the World calls on Donald Trump to offer a statement on what
he would do to provide help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in
the United States and around the world.
“Currently, 48 million Americans, including nearly 16 million children,
struggle with hunger. A recent voter survey commissioned by Bread for
the World found that 1 in 3 voters say they will vote only for
candidates who promise to make ending hunger one of their top
priorities. Bread for the World is working to elect leaders who will
make this happen.
“Bread for the World hopes that Mr. Trump considers ending hunger and
poverty to be an important issue, just as millions of Christians across
this country do.”
Bread for the World (www.bread.org)
is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to
end hunger at home and abroad.
Bread for the World
Chris Ford, 202-688-1077