Approximately 260,000 people in our 50-county service area are at risk of hunger — the majority of whom are women, children, seniors, the working poor and people with disabilities.
Your voice can help God’s Pantry Food Bank make a positive difference for Kentuckians who struggle to choose between food, utility bills, rent and medical expenses. The Food Bank’s Advocacy Center provides current opportunities to encourage a lasting effect on the situation of low-income Kentuckians through legislative change, awareness of assistance opportunities and public hunger-awareness.
Advocacy can seem complicated and intimidating, but it does not have to be. There are some basic rules that anyone can follow, and everyone – including the least experienced – can learn to be effective.
We’ve created the following resources to serve as an introduction and reference guide to help you become an effective advocate. Feel free to share these materials far and wide. If you should have any questions or want any further support, contact Anna Russell, Executive Assistant at 859-288-5337.
Resources as an advocate:
- Check our website and social media pages (@GPFoodBank) regularly for advocacy updates and action alerts, stay informed and act on the issues when our Food Bank calls!
- Click HERE for tips on meeting with elected officials.
- Click HERE to locate your legislator
- Click HERE to read our Public Policy Statement, God’s Pantry Food Bank’s Advocacy Priorities.
- Click HERE for the Hunger Action Center. The Hunger Action Center is an online community of individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in the fight against hunger in our country. Together, they advocate on behalf of 49 million hungry Americans by supporting federal, state, and local legislation that addresses the many factors that contribute to food insecurity in our nation. This website provides action alerts and easy-to-use templates for sending emails or calling your elected officials.