The people of the Southeastern Iowa Synod are committed to anti-hunger efforts. One of our key partnerships in the fight against hunger is Bread for the World an ecumenical advocacy organization. One of the annual opportunities Bread for the World provides for individuals and congregations is the Offering of Letters a letter-writing campaign to congressional representatives. Bread provides excellent resources for individuals, groups, and congregations to hold a campaign and get involved. For 2023, the focus is the Farm Bill, a large piece of legislation that is renewed every five years. It covers things like crop insurance, and agricultural funding as it’s the name suggests but it also is the source of funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the largest governmental anti-hunger program.
Informational and Training Session (recorded March 28, 2023)
Learn more about the Farm Bill, Offering of Letters, and real examples from a congregation in our synod. Presented by Bread for the World Regional Rep. Zach Schmidt and Leader at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames, Larry Otteman.
- Farm Bill Platform and Information
- Offering of Letter Bulletin Insert
- State Fact Sheet Iowa
- All resources
Want more information or to connect with Bread for the World? Contact Zach Schmidt, [email protected]