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Offering of Letters

As Christians, we are called to seek justice, care for those experiencing hunger

and poverty, and embrace our Creator’s vision of hope, love, and peace. We are

called to embody it in public as we commit to live in solidarity with those who

are made vulnerable by the inequities that drive hunger and poverty in the

United States and around the world.


“Speak out for the rights of all who are destitute. Defend the rights of the poor and needy."

(Proverbs 31:8-9)

US Congress People for NM Addresses

Offering of Letters Sample




Senator or Representative name and Address




Dear Senator                     , / Dear Representative                   ,


The farm bill is our nation’s most important national food system legislation. It is critical to the work of ending hunger at home and abroad. Indeed, the farm bill impacts each one of us.


As Congress works to renew our food and farm programs through the farm bill, I urge you to support legislation that builds healthy, equitable, and sustainable food systems.


Specifically, I ask you to:

  • Increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables by increasing support for produce-specific Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP). This provides resources on top of monthly SNAP benefits for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables, primarily at farmers’ markets, for a limited number of households.

  • Eliminate barriers to SNAP for marginalized populations, including ending the ban on former drug offenders, eliminating work requirements for college students, and permitting indigenous communities to administer SNAP and other federal nutrition programs on reservations.

  • Keep food out of landfills by increasing support for post-harvest food recovery efforts and addressing the threat to food security posed by extreme weather.

  • Support funding for international food aid programs, such as Food for Peace.


As a person of faith, I am moved to help and advocate for people experiencing hunger and poverty – no matter where they live. This is why I urge you to support a farm bill that builds healthy, equitable, and sustainable food systems.




[Your name]

[Your address]

All the Information You Need

US Congress People for NM Addresses


US Senator Ben Ray Luján

B40C Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-6621


US Senator Martin Heinrich

303 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-5521


US House Rep Melanie Stansbury

Office of the First Congressional District of New


1421 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225–6316


US House Rep Teresa Leger Fernandez 

1432 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC  20515

(202) 225-6190


US House Rep Gabe Vasquez

1517 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-2365

Quick Tips for an Effective Letter

  1. Ask for a specific action, using your own words or this sentence:

    • I urge you to support a farm bill that builds healthy, equitable, and sustainable food systems.

      • Give reasons for your request and make it personal.

      • Share a personal reason or story that motivated you to write.

  2. Show your own organization’s commitment: “My church is helping by (example) but I also urge you to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from cuts.”

  3. Write your name and address at the end of your letter and on the envelope, so your members of Congress know you are one of their constituents.

  4. For more impact, consider scheduling a meeting at your member's office (or online) and personally deliver the letters with a delegation from your congregation/organization. You can contact your regional organizer for support.

  5. Send your letters to your member’s local office or DC offices, and please don’t mail them to Bread for the World. If you’re mailing your letter, put each letter in a separate envelope and address it.

Collecting Data on Letters


Once you have written your letters, please, click the “Poll” button below to let us know who you wrote to.

Contacts for Questions

Marlys Lesley

(505) 239-6684


Louisa Doran

(505) 918-9858


Sharon Chamberlin

(505 908-8217


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