The Research and Advocacy team of Daily Bread Food Bank has launched the Click/Hear Program to stay connected with food bank clients throughout the year and to engage them in our advocacy work. The program is rooted in Daily Bread’s Rights Based Approach (RBA) where clients are active participants of empowerment and social change to tackle socioeconomic issues and systemic barriers.
Advocate for Change – Share Your Lived Experience
Each month Click/Hear will send out a short survey on the topics that have deep impact on your daily lives, from access to air conditioning to the cost of winter clothing for children.
By gathering your stories, we can paint a powerful picture that will highlight the growing income divide in our city. It will provide a platform to push policymakers and for the public to understand the needs people face when they must rely on a food bank.
Through this survey, you can help advocate for policy changes that improve the quality of life for everyone experiencing poverty and hunger in our city.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the objectives of the Click/Hear Program?
To better amplify the lived experiences of clients by partnering with them in our work to advocate for policy changes by using narratives and stories to dismantle pre-existing narratives of living in poverty in an easy, low-barrier way to keep stories current.
Who can participate?
All Daily Bread Food Bank and member agency clients.
What topics will be discussed?
Participants will be asked about topical issues relating to their daily lives. Each month’s topic will be different to cover different areas of our clients’ lives, such as access to air conditioning or having winter clothes or core questions like access to housing or nutrition. Some questions will be targeted to tailored demographics, as well.
What are the methods of communication?
Participants will participate through a monthly email invitation to participate in that month’s set of questions. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Participants may also easily opt-out.
How often does the program operate?
Click/Hear reaches out monthly to participants. Each month we choose the topic, send an email invite and one reminder. The responses are gathered and reported.
How will results be shared?
The results are aggregated and reported publicly. Program’s findings will be shared with participants, stakeholders, donors, partner agencies, media, and the general public. Additionally, findings will be used to highlight, shape, and support advocacy and policy recommendations.
Who do I contact if I have any questions, suggestions, concerns or comments?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.