MODEL INVITATION LETTER
Dear [Scheduler or Senator]:
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is
making a big difference for [state’s] low-income families, and we would like to invite the
[Member of Congress] to visit a local SNAP office to learn more about the program and the
impact it has on the community. Based on the [Member of Congress]’s travel schedule, we can
work with your office to determine a date and time for the visit.
[Add one paragraph that provides background information on your organization]
SNAP is improving the lives of the hungriest people in America – children, seniors, working
families, unemployed workers, people with disabilities, and others, and we hope we will have
the opportunity to show this to you firsthand. We appreciate your consideration of our request.
A member of our staff will follow up with your offices.