Bread for the World Institute (BFWI) seeks justice for hungry people by engaging in research and education on policies related to hunger and development. BFWI researches and educates people on how to take effective action. BFWI works closely with its colleague organization, Bread for the World (BFW). With 72,000 members nationwide, BFW organizes people at the grassroots level to lobby their members of Congress on issues that address the root causes of hunger and poverty. Neither BFWI nor BFW provide direct relief or development assistance. Rather, they focus on using the power members have as citizens in a democracy to influence how government decisions affect hungry people. Every year, Bread for the World Institute publishes a report on the state of world hunger. Bread for the World Institute recently launched a new electronic newsletter called Trade Matters. It focuses on issues of trade policy, such as the Brazilian Cotton Case and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum. Bread for the World is a nonpartisan organization whose members include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The organization is also supported by 45 denominations and many theological perspectives. Contributions to Bread for the World Institute, Inc. are fully deductible; however, contributions to Bread for the World are not.