October 2023 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 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 [NAME],

Thank you for passing Medicaid Expansion.  600,00 more North Carolinians will not have to choose between getting healthcare or buying food.  This is a huge win for all of us!




House Speaker Tim Moore

16 West Jones Street, Rm. 2304

Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

Senate Leader Phil Berger

16 West Jones Street, Rm. 2007

Raleigh, NC 27601

Governor Roy Cooper

20301 Mail Service Center 

Raleigh, NC 27699-0301