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
Wednesdays during Lent, come for our soup suppers from 5:30 – 7 p.m., and write letters to your congressional leaders at the table next to the Breadbox. All necessary materials are provided. Letters must be returned to the designated box on the table by Sunday, April 19.
What Happens After the Offering of Letters?
Sunday, April 19, we bless all of the letters written and collected by our congregation and add them to the letters written by others across Indiana. We ask God to bless these letters so that our words may touch the hearts and minds of members of Congress and embolden our elected officials to increase our nation’s commitment and investment in global nutrition programs. All of the letters from our congregation and others are then delivered to our policy makers in a flood of advocacy urging investment to end global childhood malnutrition.
Special Advocacy Class at RLC
Sunday, April 19 from 12:45-4:45 p.m. with registration at 12:30 p.m. – Dr. David Miner, past Board Chair for Bread for the World and Indy Hunger Network, facilitates a special advocacy class at Resurrection, “Changing the Systems 101: Ending Hunger“. This class explores key skills and best practices needed to change the systems that impact hunger. Participants will have an opportunity to network with like-minded peers and put their new skills to work with support from experienced hunger advocates.
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.