Bread For The World

Bread for the World (BFW) is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision-makers to end hunger at home and abroad.  Third Church joins with BFW to be a voice for hunger justice  as an expression of God’s love and care.  

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About Bread For The World

Bread for the World exists to lobby Federal legislators about poverty and hunger legislation and to educate, channel and mobilize the voices of caring people to bring pressure for change. BFW staff members in Washington regularly visit senators and representatives. Currently, they are urging them not to cut funding for SNAP and other nutrition programs and to focus on child feeding and nutrition programs in the United States. The Bread for the World Institute researches hunger and poverty issues, evaluates pending legislation, and trains volunteers to write, phone , speak out and visit legislators regarding hunger and poverty concerns. BFW is affiliated with the Presbyterian Hunger Program and with many other groups concerned with national and international hunger and poverty.

Third Church Involvement

Third Presbyterian Church has been a BREAD FOR THE WORLD COVENANT CHURCH since 2003. In addition to annual financial contributions, the congregation makes an Offering of Letters each year addressing a national or world hunger issue. When necessary, the Hunger Committee alerts the congregation to the need to advocate for specific legislative changes. Third Presbyterian hosted a BFW Regional Offering of Letters Workshop in 2013.

How to Help

Be informed!

  • Go to www.Bread.org to read BREAD, the BFW bi-monthly Newsletter. BREAD includes articles on faith and hunger, current policy issues, profiles of activism by members and staff, and calls for members to contact their Members of Congress regarding impending legislation.
  • Join Bread for the World as an individual member. ( Annual cost: $25). Members receive BREAD, a bi-monthly newsletter, which provides information on faith issues, current developments and policies, and ways to advocate for change.

Be Heard!

  • Participate in Third Church Offering of Letters, and periodic alerts.
  • Contact your legislators: (Click [HERE] for down-loadable list of all Elected State Officials)
  • Write your legislators (click [HERE] for a sample letter)
  • Visit your legislators

How to Contact Federal, State, and Local Legislators

To be connected with your Senator or Representative in Washington, call the
Capital Switchboard: 1-800-826-3688. 
Ask to be connected to the appropriate legislator. 
Ask to speak with the Legislative Assistant if possible.
Give your name and zip code.

Don’t know your City, State, or Federal  Election District?

Call the Monroe County Board of Elections at 585-758-1538. Give your address, and ask for the number of:

  • Your Congressional District
  • Your New York State Assembly District
  • Your New York State Senate District

Click [HERE] for down-loadable list of all Elected State Officials including their local offices.

Current Events

We are looking for Third Church members who are interested in working with Bread for the World to publicize current hunger issues.

Bread for the World - Contact Information

If you are interested in supporting Bread for the World

Third Presbyterian Church Advocacy Committee

Carol Coons, Hunger Team Leader
carolycoons@gmail.com

Rev. Lynette Sparks: Associate Pastor at Third Presbyterian Church
(585)271-6513 ext 106
lsparks@thirdpresbyterian.org

Bread for the World
425 3rd Street SW suite 1200
Washington,DC 20024
1-800-822-7323
bread@bread.org
www.bread.org

How to Contact Federal, State, and Local Legislators

To be connected with your Senator or Representative in Washington, call the
Capital Switchboard: 1-800-826-3688. 
Ask to be connected to the appropriate legislator. 
Ask to speak with the Legislative Assistant if possible.
Give your name and zip code.

Don’t know your City, State, or Federal  Election District?

Call the Monroe County Board of Elections at 585-758-1538. Give your address, and ask for the number of:

  • Your Congressional District
  • Your New York State Assembly District
  • Your New York State Senate District

--  OR  --

Click [HERE} to go to the Common Cause web site. Enter your address and the site will tell you all your elected federal and state representatives, and how to contact them.