Bread for the World (BFW) is a nationwide Christian movement that seeks justice for the world's hungry by lobbying our nation's decision makers. The Villanova chapter educates the campus community about hunger in the U.S. and abroad and policies that can reduce it. Students actively engage in advocacy through legislative letter-writing , email, and phone call campaigns, and by meeting with legislators on Capitol Hill.
Bread for the World website
Villanova, Rosemont, and Cabrini students with Bread for the World Founder, Arthur Simon, at the Bread for the World 2007 National Gathering, Washington, D.C. (photo: courtesy of Alexis Feyou de Happy)
Andrea Maresca, B.A., '02, served as student president of the Villanova chapter of Bread for the World was awarded the prestigious Mickey Leland Congressional Hunger Fellowship in 1999.
Teresa Mambu, B.A., '03, another past president of Villanova's chapter of Bread for the World, currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bread for the World.
David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, was awarded an honorary degree by Villanova University in 1999.
Dr. Suzanne Toton, advisor to Villanova's chapter of Bread for the World, was one of thirty people across the nation recognized for their contributions by BFW at its 30th Anniversary celebration.