Stay tuned for more information on how our parish will get involved! If you are interested in volunteering to help get the materials ready for this year’s offering of letters, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page!
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. We hope to hold our annual Offering of Letters this spring, so we are now looking for volunteers who care about issues related to hunger/food insecurity/nutrition to help us plan and coordinate the event. Anyone interested and/or seeking additional information is encouraged to contact Grace Koleczek at email@example.com or fill out the form below.
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 2021 Offering of Letters About?
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!