Together, Ending Hunger 2.0 and the Great Plains Food Bank make up a comprehensive effort to ensure our hungry neighbors get adequate nutrition. It’s not just about food, it’s also about systemic change. That’s why we advocate for public policy changes at the local, state and federal level.
We advocate for a strong and accessible nutrition safety net and for legislation that addresses the many factors that contribute to food insecurity. It takes more than food to end hunger.
Don’t let the word “advocacy” intimidate you. Simply defined, it’s about supporting a cause or issue. For us, it’s about changing policies and systems to eliminate barriers for those needing food assistance, helping them reach self-sufficiency and ultimately ending hunger.
It’s about letting your elected leaders know that you care about ending hunger and encouraging them to keep that in mind when making decisions that impact low income people. Elected leaders at the local (city, county), state (state legislators, Governor) and federal (Congress) all need to hear from you. They can’t know what you think unless you tell them.
There are many ways to advocate. They all make a difference.