|At Sen. Tom Udall's Albuquerque office|
The letters, written as part of Bread for the World's 2017 Offering of Letters,urged Sen. Tom Udall, Sen. Martin Heinrich, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Rep. Steve Pearce and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan urging them to ensure that Congress invests in key programs that have a proven track record and improve the lives of hungry men, women, and children. In conjunction with this year's OLs, local advocates organized a visit to the Albuquerque offices of our Congressional delegation on June 16, coinciding with Bread for the World's national Lobby Day. We delivered the letters written at St. Michael and All Angels to the local offices.
Three other congregations are scheduled to hold Offerings of Letters in the summer months: Central United Methodist Church, St. John XXIII Catholic Community and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Below is the poster that Mellie Myer prepared for parishioners at St. John XXIII. The parish is coordinating the Offering of Letters with an effort to stock the parish's food pantry, thus illustrating the importance of both advocacy and direct service in the effort to address hunger.