What is the 2020 Offering of Letters about?
submitted by Donna Vass
Last year, Bread for the World focused their annual Offering of Letters campaign on global nutrition so mothers and children could get the foods they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Because of your advocacy, both the House and Senate introduced its own versions of a Global Nutrition Resolution.
This year we have two letter writing opportunities, one domestic and one international. Since we cannot meet around the table in the courtyard to write letters on Mother’s Day this year, I urge you to electronically send one of each to your representative using the links below.
End Summer Hunger
An estimated 11.2 million U.S. children are at risk of hunger, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. For children, even brief periods of hunger carry consequences that may last a lifetime. Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, as well as the budget and appropriations processes, provide important opportunities to strengthen, streamline, and modernize federal child nutrition programs. Go to www.bread.org/write-congress.
Support $12 billion for a Global Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 has ravaged the health and economies of nearly every country in the world. Continued U.S. support for a global response to combat COVID-19 is critical. The pandemic will impact the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities the most, increasing the number of hungry and malnourished children and families. Our efforts to defeat this virus abroad will protect and save lives both in developing countries and here at home.
Urge your representative and senators to provide an additional $12 billion for a global COVID-19 relief response to support partners on the frontlines of the pandemic. Go to www.bread.org/write-congress.