Bread for the World’s Offering of Letters
Risen Savior will hold our annual Offering of Letters after Masses May 14-15, 2022. We will have tables in the Commons and volunteers to help you write letters to your elected officials advocating for the hungry.
As people of faith, we are called to raise our collective voices to ask Congress to invest in and protect key programs that help improve the lives of men, women, and children facing hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.
What is the Offering of Letters?
Bread for the World’s annual Offering of Letters campaign engages churches, campuses, and other faith communities in writing letters to Congress. Each year, for the focus of the campaign, Bread for the World chooses specific legislation or a legislative emphasis that can make a real difference to people struggling with hunger and poverty.
People write letters, usually as a group, and present them as an offering to God before mailing them to Congress. Hundreds of Offerings of Letters are held each year, resulting in tens of thousands of letters to Congress. Supported with prayer, these letters are a bold witness to God’s justice and mercy. They have, and continue to have, a significant impact on the decisions made in Congress.
What is the 2022 Offering of Letters About?
Risen Savior is focusing on domestic nutrition this Spring 2022 for the Offering of Letters. In particular, we are joining other advocates in asking Congress to (1) expand free school meals to additional children through Community Eligibility Provision Program and by extending Summer EBT and (2) making the expansion to the Child Tax Credit permanent, fully refundable, and available to families regardless of their immigration status.
Click here to send an email to your Congress people or click below to download a sample letter that you can tailor and send your Senator and Representative!
This year’s Offering of Letters builds on last year’s work as Bread members continue to urge Congress to expand anti-hunger programs in response to the pandemic and increase funding for nutrition programs. More than 270 million people are facing extreme hunger—up from 135 million before the pandemic. The levels of U.S hunger are now higher than during the Great Depression, and the social and economic impact of the pandemic continues to devastate families and communities in the U.S. and around the world.
Visit Bread for the World’s Website to learn more about this and other work they are involved in!