Advocacy

Talking with friends or
policymakers helps end hunger!

Share Your Story

Telling your story is a compelling way to explain how hunger affects our community.

If you have accessed hunger relief programs, struggled with job loss, poverty, homelessness, or related issues, we’d love to hear from you! We also want to hear from our volunteers about how your time at the Food Bank has informed your view of food accessibility!

Contact Your Elected Officials

Michigan Legislators and your Congressional and Senate Representatives need to hear from you as they prepare to make policies and laws around food access. Personal calls, letters, and emails from constituents have the greatest impact on legislators!

Keep it short and stick to the basics. 

  • Tell your representative your name and that you are a constituent.
  • Tell them why you are calling — you want them to support funding for hunger-relief programs.
  • If you have a personal story about how access to food relief programs helped you, this is a great time to share that!

Share Your Story

If you have accessed hunger relief programs, struggled with job loss, poverty, homelessness, or related issues, we’d love to hear from you. We’d also love to hear from our volunteers about how their time at the Food Bank has informed your view of food accessibility.