May 2024 Food for Thought

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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 this elected official, 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 Governor Cooper,
PORCH sees families that struggle with food insecurity month in and month out. Bipartisan Congressional approval of Summer EBT, and your agreement of use of these federal dollars, means more NC kids will have regular, healthy meals this summer. Thank you! 

Mail to: 

Gov. Roy Cooper

20301 Mail Service Center 

Raleigh, NC 27699-0301