Bread for the World: 2020 Offering of Letters
Sunday, March 1 is Bread for the World’s Offering of Letters at Resurrection.
Each year, our congregation participates in the Bread for the World annual Offering of Letters to advocate with our Congressional leaders by urging progress in ending hunger through increased funding for global nutrition.
This year’s focus, Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow, asks Congress to pass legislation that provides nutrition for vulnerable people in the United States and globally. Our faith calls us to stand alongside women, children, and all vulnerable people around the world. This advocacy to end hunger starts with us in our local church and community. When our congregation joins with all people of faith through the Offering of Letters, our collective action makes a bigger impact with our elected officials.
On Sunday, March 1, come write with us in the church narthex. All necessary materials will be provided. Together, our letters urge Congress to pass legislation that provides for increased funding for the Summer EBT program. This program provides families with increased access to food through the SNAP/TANF program during the summer months. In the United States, only one in six low-income children have access to summer feeding programs. This is a critically important issue impacting children not only in Perry Township but throughout the nation.
Writing your own letter is most impactful with our elected leaders, but adding a personal statement to the preprinted letters also helps. These personal reflections show elected leaders an extra level of commitment on behalf of the writer. If a personal story is included, the letter will be set aside for the Senator or Representative to personally read. Make plans now to come and write with us on Sunday, March 1.
New for 2020
Please note: Due to the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19, letter writing will no longer be available on Wednesdays during Lent.
Download letters and instructions to write letters to your congressional leaders. Print and complete the letters at home, then return them by mail to Resurrection before Sunday, April 19.
- First, determine your 9-digit zip code
- Then, find your representative and district using 9-digit zip code
- Download instructions and letters for your representative:
Stay Connected All Year
Stay up to date on current topics impacting hunger and make your voice heard. Visit RLC’s Bread for the World page to subscribe to text or email updates, to send prayers, or to explore further advocacy opportunities.
Questions? Contact Jana Forster or parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 881-7854.