Advocacy

Talking with friends or
policymakers helps end hunger!

Opportunities
Share Your Story

Sharing your personal experience is a compelling way to explain how hunger affects people in our community. We would love to help share your story in an effort to help more people understand poverty and hunger and the steps required to end it.

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.

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.

Sign up for action alerts and never miss an opportunity to add your voice to a timely issue.

  • Find your Michigan State Senator here
  • Find your Michigan State Representative here
  • Find your U.S. Congressional Representative here
  • Find your U.S. Senator here
  • Feeding America Action Opportunity here

Personal calls, letters, and emails from constituents have the greatest impact on legislators.

What should you say?

Keep it short and stick to the basics. Some people like to have their talking points in front of them.

  • Tell your representative your name and that you are a constituent.
  • Tell your representative 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.