January 2024 Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Advocacy postcards through our Food for Thought program are back! We have sample messages to elected officials, blank postcards, and stamps waiting and ready to go at Extraordinary Ventures during our 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 – the messaging changes each month). 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 and other elected officials 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 or call the elected officials, feel free! We encourage you to reach out in whatever way is most comfortable.)

Once you have contacted these 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 Senator [NAME],

Children should neither go hungry nor feel ashamed if they are unable to pay for school lunches. Please support all efforts to eliminate debt for school lunches. 



Mail to: 

US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (Chairwoman and Ranking member

Senator Debbie Stabenow

731 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2204

Senator John Boozman

555 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510