Offering of

A powerful tool to organize letter-writing events to end hunger.
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Dear Member of Congress

Raising Our Voices

Together, our letters to fight hunger make a difference. You can act now by adding your own letter to the offering from your region or by pledging to coordinate an Offering of Letters from your church or community group.

Downloadable Tools

List of downloadable resources for Offering of Letters.

The Problem

One in ten people around the world go to bed hungry each night.

One in four children under five are severely malnourished. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Every voice matters. With your help, we can reach the people with the power and resources to make hunger a problem of the past.

6 Steps to Advocacy

How to Organize an Offering of Letters

Step 1

Read and support our current legislative domestic and global priorities to ensure an end to hunger in the U.S. and around the world.


Step 2

Connect with Your Local Organizer and get support and tips on how best to select a letter topic and plan and promote your event, as well as uplift hunger issues in your state and region.

Connect with Your Local Organizer

Step 3

Schedule and plan your in-person or online event. Work with your pastor, or church council to get permission and support. Promote your event through pulpit announcements, short videos, newsletters, church website, weekly bulletins, and social media.

Step 4

For an in-person event, collect the letters for each member of Congress and mail them to your district office or Capitol Hill. You can also hand-deliver letters to the office of your respective member of Congress.

Find Your Representative

Step 5

For an online event, write your letters at home and then mail them directly to your members of Congress. Or email and send your letters online to your representative and both senators with a single form. Keep track of how many emails are sent by asking participants to let you know once they have done so.

Step 6

Report your results. After the completion of your Offering of Letters event, tell us about your event and report your results using this short online form.

Offering of Letters Report Form

3 Reasons Your Church Should Organize an Offering of Letters

  1. We believe that advocacy is part of our Christian witness and discipleship.
  2. With your support, Bread for the World is committed to speaking truth to power. we have to be both pastoral and prophetic to end hunger.
  3. Bread for the World is practical and effective. Years of persistent advocacy and voice has helped triple poverty focused development assistance to education, training, and sustainability measures that end hunger.

You write, Congress listens

Advocacy works. In these videos, members of Congress share their commitment to reading and considering letters from Bread for the World members who advocate for the end of hunger.

God calls us to advocate for an end to hunger and poverty.

As Christians, we are called to seek justice, care for those experiencing hunger and poverty, and embrace our Creator’s vision of hope, love, and peace. We are called to embody it in public as we commit to live in solidarity with those who are made vulnerable by the inequities that drive hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.

“Speak out for the rights of all who are destitute. Defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)

Share Your Results With Us

Bread for the World is excited to learn about the impact you are making through Offering of Letters to Congress. Tell us about an event you hosted, the number of contacts made, and any results. Thank you for joining us in advocating for an end to hunger around the world.


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Share our stories, news and facts by tagging your Senator or Congressperson to let them know the Issues you care about. Social media use by lawmakers is at an all-time high, and your engagement matters!


Regional Organizers

Bread for the World has a team of organizers ready to help you with an Offering of Letters event. Click on the regional organizers below to find out which one is assigned to your state and then connect with them directly.

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An Invitation to Participate in the Offering of Letters

A Call to Advocate

Thank You from Rev. Eugene Cho