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New York parishes write letters in response to child hunger

Because of our concern about child nutrition in the state of New York, and in response to Jesus’s call to feed the hungry, our Catholic Charities agency partnered with Bread for the World to engage parishes and other Catholic institutions in our state in a letter-writing campaign in support of the Child Nutrition Act. There are nearly 325,000 children in the ten counties of the New York Archdiocese who do not have access to healthy and nutritious food, so we created an Offering of Letters at prominent Catholic parishes. We wrote more than 3,500 letters, which were than blessed by Pope Francis and hand-delivered to members of Congress during in-district meetings. This campaign is part of our continuing advocacy efforts to promote solidarity with and justice for the children of New York.