In a week, President-elect Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as our nation’s 45th president. Bread has laid out six meaningful steps he could take to cut hunger in half in the U.S. and around the world.
1. Create jobs and build infrastructure. A good job is the best way out of hunger and poverty.
2. Don’t repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement in place. Hunger in the U.S. contributes to poor health and $160 billion a year in healthcare costs.
3. Invest in global development. World hunger is a threat to global security.
4. Welcome immigrants. Immigration contributes to U.S. economic growth and higher incomes.
5. Reform the criminal justice system. Inequalities have led to hunger and poverty.
6. Reduce malnutrition around the world. Getting nutrition to hungry babies is sacred work.
We call on Trump as president to live up to our nation’s ideals of inclusion and to foster respect for all people.