The paper plate messages contained in this blog post were drawn by the children at St. Andrew. Patty Emord, who organized the overall offering of letters at the church, provided the photographs..The messages from the children ranged from a simple request to "End Childhood Hunger" to more complex messages urging Congress to take action to ensure that children have access to nutritious meals. A handful of those paper plates are posted here along with the sample letter provided by Bread for the World as of April 14, 2015.
Dear Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham:
As you consider the 2016 budget and renewing child nutrition programs this year, I urge you to make sure children at risk of hunger can get the healthy meals they need to learn and grow.
Nutrition programs serve as a lifeline for America's vulnerable children and their families. As your constituent, I urge you to protect and improve child nutrition programs.
The Children of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
5301 Ponderosa Ave.
Albuquerque, N.M. 87110
P.S. We also ask Congress to take a longer-term view at addressing hunger in our country and around the world while protecting the environment.