Want to organize your community to participate in Pope Francis' day of prayer and action? Download NETWORK's Day of Prayer to End Hunger toolkit, which includes a bulletin announcement, a bulletin insert, a pulpit announcement, and suggested prayer and reflection resources.
Tip: The prayer is in the middle of a Tuesday. Make sure you don't forget about it! Set up reminders for yourself. Sign this commitment form online and NETWORK will send you a reminder email. To get a text message reminder, send a text to 877 877. Put the word “NUNS” in the text message.
After you pray, encourage your representative to prevent hunger.
Here’s what you might say:
Hi, my name is __________ (name) from __________ (city), and I am a part of _________ (faith community/organization.) As a person of faith and your constituent, I call on you to do everything you can to prevent any further cruel cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beyond the ones families already experienced in November. The SNAP program is a lifeline for struggling families, as 76% of the people the program serves are children, seniors, or people with disabilities. As you prepare to make decisions about the Farm Bill and the federal budget, I pray you will prioritize people who are most vulnerable in our nation, remembering that the measure of our nation’s greatness is how we treat those who are struggling.