Pope Francis has invited people of faith around the world to participate in Caritas International’s global day of prayer to end hunger on Tuesday, December 10.
Join NETWORK in accepting this invitation. Then, put your prayers into action by calling on Congress to prevent hunger by protecting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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 with the word “NUNS” in the message.
Want to organize your community to participate in Pope Francis’ day of prayer and action to end hunger? Download NETWORK’s toolkit, which includes a bulletin announcement, a bulletin insert, a pulpit announcement, and suggested prayer and reflection resources.
After you pray, encourage your representative to prevent hunger.
(If you know you are a constituent of a Farm Bill conferee, please call 1-866-689-7681.)
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.