Bread for the World: Oregon
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Bread for the World's national website has an extensive list of anti-hunger and poverty organizations. Below is a partial listing of these groups along with groups from other related issues.

Racial Issues

Anti-Defamation League www.adl.org
Center for Democratic Renewal www.thecdr.org (404) 221-0025
Damascus Road (Mennonite Central Committee) www.mcc.org/damascusroad (717) 859-3889
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People www.naacp.org (410) 521-4939
National Conference for Community and Justice www.nccj.org (212) 545-1300
National Council of Churches Racial Justice Working Group www.ncccusa.org/nmu/rjp.html (212) 870-2387
Poverty and Race Research Action Council www.prrac.org (202) 387-9887
Southern Christian Leadership Conference www.sclcnational.org (404) 522-1420


Living Family Income Issues

A living family income for all who responsibly work. This should include an appropriate mix of a minimum wage/living income, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and targeted help with childcare, food, transportation and housing. Our principle is that people who work full-time should not be poor. Contact the following organizations and/or campaigns for ways to become involved in fair wages:

Living Wage Campaign (ACORN) www.livingwagecampaign.org (202) 547-2500
National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support www.nationalcampaign.org (202) 339-9346
National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice www.nicwj.org (773) 728-8400
Students Against Sweatshops www.usasnet.org (202) 667-9328
United for a Fair Economy www.ufenet.org (617) 423-2148

Food Issues:

Bread for the World www.bread.org (202) 639-9400
Congressional Hunger Center www.hungercenter.org (202) 547-7022
Food Research and Action Center www.frac.org (202) 986-2200
Second Harvest www.secondharvest.org (800) 771-2303

Child Care Issues

Child Welfare League of America www.cwla.org (202) 638-2952
Children?s Defense Fund www.childrensdefense.org (202) 628-8787
Ecumenical Child Care Network www.eccn.org (800) 694-5443
National Association for the Education of Young Children www.naeyc.org (800) 424-2460


Healthcare Issues

Affordable, quality health care for all, regardless of income. It is unacceptable that 44 million Americans, including 11 million children, continue to lack health insurance. Contact the following organizations and/or campaigns for ways to become involved in healthcare efforts:

Children?s Defense Fund www.childrensdefense.org (202) 628-8787
Christian Community Health Fellowship www.cchf.org (773) 843-2700
Families USA www.familiesusa.org (202) 628-3030
National Coalition on Health Care www.nchc.org (202) 638-7151


Affordable Housing Issues

Habitat for Humanity www.habitat.org (229) 924-6935
National Alliance to End Homelessness www.naeh.org (202) 638-1526
National Coalition for the Homeless www.nationalhomeless.org (202) 737-6444
National Low Income Housing Coalition www.nlihc.org (202) 662-1530
Rebuilding Together www.rebuildingtogether.org (202) 483-9083


Safety Issues

Safe and secure neighborhoods. A safe and healthy environment is essential to rebuilding families and communities. We must eliminate crime and violence, and end the scourge of life-destroying drugs. Contact the following organizations and/or campaigns for ways to become involved in safe and secure neighborhoods:

CDF Black Community Crusade for Children www.childrensdefense.org/bccc.htm (202)628-8787
Families Against Violence Action Network members.aol.com/ppjn/favan.html (314) 533-4445
National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise www.ncne.com (202) 518-6500
National Coalition of Barrios Unidos www.barriosunidos.com (831) 457-8208
National Ten Point Leadership Foundation www.ntlf.org (617) 373-7273
Prison Fellowship International www.pfi.org (703) 481-0000
World Vision US* www.worldvision.org/worldvision/wvususfo.nsf/america (253) 815-1000


Education Issues

Schools that work for all our children. We can no longer allow partisan battles to blur the moral issue that children's educational opportunities are unjustly based on where they live and their parents' income. Contact the following organizations and/or campaigns for ways to become involved in family friend policy and program efforts:

Campus Compact www.compact.org (401) 863-1119
Center on Education Policy www.ctredpol.org (202) 822-8065
Children?s Defense Fund www.childrensdefense.org (202) 628-8787
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People www.naacp.org (410) 521-4939
National Education Association www.nea.org (202) 833-4000
Public Education Network www.publiceducation.org (202) 628-7460


Family Strengthening Issues

Family-friendly policies and programs in every sector of society. Families and communities must be rebuilt as the primary foundation and nurturing networks of a healthy society. Since strong families are one of our best anti-poverty measures, we must do all that we can to support them. Contact the following organizations and/or campaigns for ways to become involved in family friend policy and program efforts:

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence www.cpsdv.org (206) 634-1903
Children?s Defense Fund www.childrensdefense.org (202) 628-8787
Evangelicals for Social Action www.esa-online.org (610) 645-9391
Family Violence Prevention Fund www.endabuse.org (415) 252-8900
National Fatherhood Initiative www.fatherhood.org (301) 948-0599
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy www.teenpregnancy.org (202) 478-8500