Resolve to help end hunger in 2017

Photo by Shehzad Noorani/Majority World

By LaVida Davis

Ending hunger is possible, especially if we resolve to do it. We know because your persistent advocacy helped us win a major victory in 2016 and pass the Global Food Security Act. Thank you!

2017 will be a year of difficult challenges, but also a year full of opportunity. Congress is back in session today and a new president will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.

More legislation gets passed in the first year of a new presidency than at any other time during a presidential term. Your advocacy is critical right now.

Resolve to email, call, or write your members of Congress once a month.

Educate new members and remind returning members of Congress about hunger issues by setting up an in-district meeting with them or their staff.

Sign-up for bimonthly prayers and join thousands of others in Bread’s network praying to end hunger by 2030.

Organize a 2017 Offering of Letters in your church, campus, or community. Materials will be available by March 1.

Learn about the latest news, tools, and resources you need to advocate; bookmark the Activist Corner.

Volunteer and be a leader in your community or church by organizing an advocacy team or study group.

Ensure that our advocacy in 2017 is strong by becoming a member and making us part of your charitable giving.

Resolve to make advocacy to end hunger a habit this year.

We look forward to advocating with you to make 2017 another year when we continue to write hunger into history!

LaVida Davis is the director of organizing and grassroots capacity building at Bread for the World.

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