The farm bill is legislation that is critical to ending hunger in the U.S. and internationally. As Congress renews our food and farm programs through the farm bill, please write or email your representatives and urge them to support legislation that builds healthy, equitable, and sustainable food systems.
The 2023 Farm Bill will likely cost more than $600 billion over five years. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as food stamps, makes up a big part of the Farm Bill. In 2023, the Bread for the World Offering of Letters advocates for Farm Bill programs that address:
NUTRITION: increasing access to healthy food in the U.S., as well as enhancing global maternal and child nutrition.
EQUITY: expanding access to SNAP among marginalized populations, and supporting self-governance and food sovereignty for Tribal Nations.
SUSTAINABILITY: keeping food out of landfills by increasing support for post-harvest food recovery efforts, and tackling the threat to food security posed by extreme weather.
Write Your Representatives – Make sure to personalize your letters! Our representatives receive hundreds of letters a day and personalized letters matter. For your letter or email to stand out, tell a personal story or anti-hunger work you and St. John’s are doing. Tell your representative why ending hunger means something to you as a person of faith.
Sample Letter for Senator Charles Schumer
Sample Letter for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Sample Letter for Representative Marc Molinaro
Sample General Letter for your Representatives
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