The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

That’s my nephew. My sister, who has custody of him right now, is trying to get some kind of assistance for him. She’s trying to do something and nobody is trying to help her and I don’t think that’s right. So we need to try to get something. People on the welfare system, we need to be heard because I just think that’s not right. 

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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