Bread for the World
Offering of Letters


"Jesus said, 'You give them something to eat.'"
Matthew 14:16

Second partners with Bread for the World to speak out about food security issues in our country and around the world. Each year Bread for the World’s Offering of Letters to Congress engages churches, campuses, and other faith communities in writing personalized letters to Congress. You can join your voice with others around the country calling for a world without hunger.

People write letters, usually as a group, and present them as an offering to God before mailing them to Congress. Hundreds of Offerings 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. Year after year, they continue to have a significant impact on the decisions made in Congress.

Lend your voice

This year’s pandemic means even more people are struggling with hunger and poverty. At this critical time, we are thinking of three important messages:

  1. Thank Congress and the Trump administration for passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).
  2. Urge Congress to increase SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) benefits to help families cope with the current economic downturn associated with efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
  3. Encourage Senators to support Senate Bill S.1918 that extends children’s free and reduced lunches through the summer.

We will not be hand-delivering letters this year, but you can still lend your voice. Share your concerns with Indiana government representatives by clicking on this link to send a note through a simple online form.

If you prefer to write your own letter, you can download this suggested letter format and this list of representatives and their contact information.

Learn more

Visit Bread for the World’s website (bread.org) to learn more about food insecurity among vulnerable people here and around the world and find out what you can do to help end hunger.

Hear more about how hunger affects children in this TEDx Talk addressing “The Impact of School Meals.”