Addressing Food Insecurity in our Communities
Trinity parishioners have long been committed to addressing food insecurity in our communities. In alignment with our values of service for others and bold action for justice, we continue to seek ways to help hungry neighbors.
Food insecurity results from systemic issues. Addressing it effectively requires a systemic response. That’s why we continue to partner with Bread for the World (https://www.bread.org/) and the Indy Hunger Network (https://www.indyhunger.org).
We invite you to join us through advocacy and action.
In May 2023, our parish is again writing letters to our elected officials, requesting them to support legislation that helps to build food systems that are healthy, equitable, and sustainable. This year’s focus is on renewing the Farm Bill.
HOW TO TAKE ACTION
STEP 1 – After reading the Farm Bill description, enter your contact information. All lines must be completed. Check the “Offering of Letters” box, enter “Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis” and proceed to Step 2.
STEP 2 – The names of your representative and your senators will appear along with a suggested letter to be sent to them.
NOTE: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU PERSONALIZE YOUR MESSAGE TO MOVE IT INTO A CATEGORY THAT WILL RECEIVE MORE ATTENTION.
For example, you could delete the first and last paragraphs, and add a few sentences about why this issue is important to you at the end of your letter. Then tap SEND.
STEP 3 – An invitation to make a donation to Bread for the World will appear. Uncheck the “receive emails” box if you do not wish to receive emails from Bread.
STEP 4 – Let us know you’re taking action so we can add our participation numbers to other regional actions. To do so, report the following info to Kate Howe, Trinity Senior Warden & Outreach Advisory Committee Co-Chair, or call the church office and let us know.
I used this process to send emails to my two senators and to:
HOW TO TAKE ACTION
SEND LETTERS TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
Letters from Trinity as a parish were blessed on Sunday, May 21, and sent in bulk to elected leaders. However, you may still send a letter on your own, anytime this summer. Please let us know if you send a letter by contacting Kate Howe.