Hunger Legislation in 2023

Date posted: Saturday 17 December 2022

As we move into 2023, we also move into new legislative and congressional sessions, both here in Minnesota (Jan. 3) and in Washington, D.C. (also Jan. 3). Important decisions will be made in the coming months, many of them by newly elected individuals who will bring new ideas, new input and, hopefully, more willingness to work together across the aisles. Redistricting will mean that some of us now have new people representing us. We need to get to know them, and they need to hear from us, too.


Many of those decisions will impact people who live with hunger, both here in the United States and in countries around the world. The causes of hunger are many: poverty, climate change, transportation issues, lack of education, and conflict to name only a few. The renewal of the Farm Bill, which currently will expire in 2023, can and should make a difference for farmers, producers, markets, and consumers worldwide.


Consider sending a New Year’s greeting to your elected officials. This is a good time for you to be in touch with your elected officials. Send them an email or make a short phone call to let them know that you, as a person of faith, will be praying for them during the session ahead. Wish them and all those who work on our behalf a year of cooperation and care for each and every person’s welfare.


You can find contact information for your legislators by going to: htpps:// and entering your complete address.


Vernita Kennen

Incarnation, Shoreview