A powerful tool to organize letter-writing events to end hunger through advocacy.

Offering of Letters to Congress

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"Where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them."

Matthew 18:20

Dear Member of Congress...

Letters are a strong witness of community concerns and personal testimonies

Over the years, these letters and emails from congregations, campuses and community groups have helped inspire our leaders in Washington, D.C., to pass legislative victories that reduce hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

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Did you know

270 Million+

are facing extreme hunger - up from 135 million before the pandemic.

1 in 4

kids are at risk of hunger in the U.S.

40%

Black and Latino families struggle feeding children.

Why we Write

Ending Hunger Can Start with a Heartfelt Letter

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God calls us to advocate for an end to hunger and poverty.

As Christians, we are called to seek justice, care for those experiencing hunger and poverty, and embrace our Creator’s vision of hope, love, and peace. We are called to embody it in public as we commit to live in solidarity with those who are made vulnerable by the inequities that drive hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.

“Speak out for the rights of all who are destitute. Defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)

6 steps to advocacy

How to Organize an Offering of Letters

Step 1

Read our Legislative Ask

Step 2

Connect with Your Local Organizer

Step 3

Step 4

Find Your Representative

Step 5

Email Your Letter to your Members of Congress

Step 6

Offering of Letters Report Form

Resources to Organize Your Event

Letter Templates
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Stories & Testimonies
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Social Media & Graphics
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Prayers & Litanies
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Fact Sheets
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Letter Templates

OL Print Letter Template to Congress
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OL Email Template Letter to Congress
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Stories & Testimonies and Social Media Graphics

Offering of Letters Powerpoint
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Rev. Brown’s Story
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Mago's Story
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Food Systems Graphic
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Prayers & Litanies

Food Systems Prayer
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OL Prayer and Litany
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AA/PA Prayer
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AA/PA Litany
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AA/PA devotional
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Latino Devotional
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Fact Sheets

Food Systems
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Global Hunger In the Time of COVID-19
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COVID-19 and SNAP
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Resources

Educational Resources

Here, you will find supplemental educational materials to learn about food systems. Beginning in quarter 2, we will provide additional materials on a quarterly basis about key issues that impact food systems: climate change (Q2), racial and gender equity (Q3) and economic justice (Q4).

Food Systems

Quarter 1 Theme

Food Systems and Climate Change

Quarter 2 Theme

Food Systems and Racial & Gender Equity

Quarter 3 Theme

Food Systems and Economic Justice

Quarter 4 Theme

Food Systems from Farm to Fork

Will there be enough food for everyone? The question has worried the world since the beginning of time. The answer lies not only in the food supply but also in our food system.

And that food system (the path food travels from farm to fork) has been sorely tested since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic—revealing how fragile our food system really is. Farmers struggled to address massive food waste, while hundreds of millions of people worldwide faced one of the worst hunger crises in our lifetime.

Food System

Educational Resources

Food Systems from Farm to Fork

Will there be enough food for everyone? The question has worried the world since the beginning of time. The answer lies not only in the food supply but also in our food system.

And that food system (the path food travels from farm to fork) has been sorely tested since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic—revealing how fragile our food system really is. Farmers struggled to address massive food waste, while hundreds of millions of people worldwide faced one of the worst hunger crises in our lifetime.

Here, you will find supplemental educational materials to learn about key issues that impact broken food systems: Climate Change (Q2), Racial and Gender equity (Q3) and Economic Justice (Q4).

Food Systems

Quarter 1 Theme

Food Systems and Climate Change

Quarter 2 Theme

Food Systems and Racial & Gender Equity

Quarter 3 Theme

Food Systems and Economic Justice

Quarter 4 Theme

Food Systems

Impact Stories

Impact Stories

Testimonies

Joshua H.

"After working with Bread for the World, I will never again think that I have no voice or that nobody will listen.  My work with Bread taught me that when we seek them out, politicians listen, and sometimes even change."

Ana O.

"When the world was closed, when our temples were shut down, the Holy Spirit helped us move forward using technology. At the time of Jesus, the Early Christians used the Roman Empire roads to advance the gospel message. Bread for the World already had the digital letters in their website. We simply discerned how to be sent as hunger prophets to do the work of hunger justice in new ways. As we move forward, I envision being Good News people using a hybrid model to do the offering of letters in our parish, part digital and part in person."

Anne C.

"Having the opportunity to lead a legislative meeting was a transformative experience. Empathy is a critical part of compassion and, more importantly, action. In The Feeding of the 5,000, Jesus exemplifies the meaning of compassion and demonstrates necessity of justice. As a follower of Christ, challenging our leaders to empathize with our neighbors undergoing food insecurity and acting upon it, was a moral responsibility for me. Putting my faith into action and advocating for the voice of the most vulnerable was an enriching experience I will always remember."

 Bonita T.

"Working directly with individuals currently living in poverty and collaborating with Bread for the World has impacted my view on Unity. Coming together allows us to reach people far and wide, lending more voices to the issues the world faces with hunger. Together we can make a difference."