Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap research shows that hunger exists in every corner of the U.S. Help us show Congress what hunger looks like in the communities they represent by emailing them today!
Dear [Decision Maker],
As my Member of Congress, I'm sure you believe it is important that you understand the issues affecting your constituents. I am writing to you today because I am alarmed by the high level of food insecurity in our state. Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap research shows hunger exists in every county in the United States. I encourage you to visit their website www.feedingamerica.org/mapthegap to get a better understanding of what hunger looks like in the communities you represent. This important research shows that many of your constituents struggle with food insecurity. In other words, they may not know where their next meal will come from. As their representative in Congress, you can do something about it. Food banks, churches, and pantries are doing great work in our community to support our hungry neighbors, but charity alone cannot meet the need for food assistance in our country. Given the associated healthcare, educational, and economic costs of hunger and poor nutrition, this is an issue we cannot ignore. You can play a critical role in fighting hunger in America by protecting and strengthening hunger-relief programs like SNAP, the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), School Lunch and School Breakfast, and other programs that help struggling families put food on the table. Please visit www.feedingamerica.org/mapthegap to learn and consider visiting a local food bank or food pantry to see first hand the impacts of hunger in our community.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]