November 2023 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!
Forty percent of food in the United States is wasted while 11% of our children are food insecure. Please use the Farm Bill to increase federal support for food recovery infrastructure. Reducing food waste addresses a top contributor to our climate crisis too!
The Honorable Debbie Stabenow
U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture,
Nutrition and Forestry
United States Senate –
Michigan Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
The Honorable GT Thompson
House Committee on Agriculture U.S.
House of Representatives – Pennsylvania
Cannon House Office Building Washington,