August 2022 Food for Thought
Advocacy postcards through our Food for Thought program are back! We will have sample messages to legislators, blank postcards, and stamps waiting and ready to go at Extraordinary Ventures during our August sort dates. If you are coming to volunteer or to drop off donated food, please feel welcome to join as you can (this time or in the future). There will be a table set up with postcards and someone on hand to walk you through postcard writing if you’re new to it – it’s super easy! The time commitment is less than 5 minutes for a postcard. Let our legislators know that we are paying attention and that we insist they enact policies that prioritize our most vulnerable neighbors.
Want to write a postcard from home? Go for it! Our sample messaging for this month is below. (Note: If you would rather email them or call your elected officials, feel free! We encourage you to reach out in whatever way is most comfortable.)
Once you have contacted your elected officials, we ask that you fill out this brief form to let us know that you have done so. It will only take a minute. This helps us to measure our impact! Thank you!
Dear Representative [NAME]/Sen. Burr/Sen. Tillis –
I am so grateful legislation passed to support this summer’s school summer feeding program.
Please continue this legacy for our nation’s children: Support and expand the summer EBT nationwide, and make permanent the Child Tax Credit.
Questions? Reach out to Susan Romaine at firstname.lastname@example.org.