Letters to the Editor

Our newspapers continue to serve an important function in Ohio for public discourse. Letters to the editor educate your community, inform legislators, and heighten public debate in a civil manner.  

To Write a Letter to the Editor:

  1. Find your Newspaper to the right - follow their instructions for submission. 
  2. Use the sample letters below as a guide, but add in your own story. (The Newspapers won't print a bunch of letters if they are exactly the same). 
  3. Send the letter using their form or email. Follow their word limit requirements.
  4. Let us know you sent a letter by filling out the form below.

 

HELPFUL TIPS:

  • Take your time to make sure it is clear and concise.
  • Letters should be 200- 250 words (depending on the paper.
  • Include your correct contact information; the paper will likely verify your identity.
  • Emphasize why this matters to you as a person of faith.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Contact us at Nick@hungernetohio.com if you want help.

SAMPLE LETTER:

Subject: Protect Ohio's foodbanks. 

As a Pastor/member/Deacon/etc. and as a member of the Hunger Network in Ohio, I join other people of faith in urging the Ohio Senate to provide additional funding to the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. As a faith-based advocacy network, we at the Hunger Network in Ohio firmly declare that all people deserve ‘their daily bread.’

More than 70% of the food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in the Ohio Association of Foodbanks network are operated by faith-based organizations and volunteers. More than a quarter of the food at our local food bank comes from the state-funded Ohio Food Program and Agricultural Clearance Program. It’s foods like cabbage, potatoes, peanut butter, eggs, beef stew, apples and tomatoes – foods that are expensive to purchase at retail cost and aren’t often donated.

We do this work because we believe that all Ohioans should have the dignity of healthy and nutritious food. Our congregants donate their time, talents, and treasure to assist those who are struggling. In a state budget of nearly $70 billion, we can and should invest a modest $25 million per year in emergency hunger relief. I ask the members of the Ohio Senate to restore and expand on Ohio’s commitment to eliminate hunger in our communities.  

 

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