The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

We were all getting in line early.  Sometimes it's best to get there 3 or 4 hours early.  If you are at the end of the line, that means that you probably won't get as much.  Some places don't have enough. More and more people are coming out, and the lines are getting longer. 

Emergency Food Assistance

Emergency food assistance is typically distributed at food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the city.  Emergency food assistance provides groceries and/or hot meals to those in need, but supply varies greatly and distributors are often unable to meet the demand. Experts agree that emergency food assistance cannot be expected to fill the shortcomings of the food stamp allotment.

Current Issue

The majority of emergency food distributed comes from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).  Like other programs in the nutrition safety net, federal funding for TEFAP may be at risk in the current deficit reduction negotiations.

 

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