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All Saints is a member-church in Bread for the World, a Christian citizens’ movement, which lobbies our nation’s decision makers for public policies that serve the needs of hungry and poor people in the U. S. and worldwide. Each year, Bread for the World conducts an Offering of Letters campaign, inviting members to communicate with their congressional representatives about a specific issue or piece of legislation.
“On this mountain the Lord of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines – juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.” Isaiah 25:6
Beginning the weekend of March 9/10, All Saints will participate in the 2013 Bread for the World Offering of Letters.The focus is on this vision of ensuring “a place at the table” for the 50 million people who live in food insecure households in the U.S., and the 925 million desperately hungry people around the world.
This year’s campaign asks Congress to address three issues:
1. Protect programs that are vital to hungry and poor people: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; and poverty-focused development assistance.
2. Make permanent the current tax credits that help poor families: the Earned Income Tax Credit; and the Child Tax Credit.
3. Raise adequate revenue to end hunger.
This year, in addition to inviting people of faith to write to their Members of Congress, the Offering of Letters is petitioning the President, asking him to set a goal and work with Congress on a solid plan to end hunger.
All Saints invites you to participate in the Offering of Letters beginning March 9/10. Materials will continue to be available at the Justice and Service display through the Easter Season.
• See the back of this flyer for information about contacting your Representative and Senators in Washington.
• Also, please sign the petition to President Obama urging him to make a goal and work with Congress on a plant o end hunger. You can find the petition at www.bread.org/go/OL