St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - Naperville, IL

Bread for the World Offering of Letters 2022

Catholic Social Teaching: We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.

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Bread for the World is a Christian Organization in Washington DC. It provides non-partisan policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. It has been educating opinion leaders, policymakers, and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad since 1975. Each year, they conduct an “Offering of Letters” to members of Congress. This advocacy has convinced Congress to fund many bills to address hunger and nutrition around the world.

This year, we have the opportunity to make our voices heard on issues of hunger in our country.

Awareness

  • Most Americans (51.4 percent) will live in poverty at some point before age 65.
  • More than 40 million Americans, including 12 million children, live in households that struggle to put food on the table.

Education

  • Tax credits are one way to support families working to get out of poverty. The earned income tax credit (EITC) program moves more children above the poverty line than any other government program. · Educate yourself at www.bread.org or other choices of your choosing.
  • Click here to view the Offering of Letters bulletin insert.

Action

If you are in agreement with the letter below and wish to express your opinion, complete the form below to send letters to Senator Durbin and/or Senator Duckworth, and/or your Representative. You have the option of sending 1, 2 or 3 letters.

To identify your Congressional Representative, click here.

There is space in the body of the letter for you to add your personal comments to be included in the letters.