Other than make a sandwich.

For the political among you:

H.R. 1 was passed by the House of Representatives, but failed in the Senate. It’s up to the U.S. Senate to protect vital nutrition and food programs. The best way to communicate your support for these programs is to call or write a handwritten letter mailed to your Senator.  Yes, email is easier.  But the fact that you sat down  to call or wrote a letter means more to your lawmaker, and they are more likely to pay attention. (Before you do that, find out how your Senator voted on H.R. 1 on March 9th.) Find your Senator’s address here. (And feel free to use anything I’ve written if it helps.)

If your handwriting is terrible, or you want a quick and easy way to reach your lawmakers, you can communicate through one of these organizations online:

Hunger Action Center
National Women’s Law Center
American Association of University Women

If your focus is on how your community can help prevent hunger among your neighbors, you can act locally. You can write a letter to the editor, you can use your blog or Facebook, you can speak at your church or Lion’s Club or knitting club meeting. Share that you support programs that prevent hunger and food insecurity.

And if you want to act personally, you can donate to your local food bank. Or bring me a cookie. (I’ll save it for Tuesday!)