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Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) Cuts


Just 0.017 percent of New York City's budget funds the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) — a tiny portion of the budget that sustains New York's most vulnerable. Last month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg threatened to eliminate EFAP funding as a cost-saving measure, citing proposed reductions in overall state funding. Cutting EFAP would devastate many soup kitchens and food pantries and slash a critical safety net for New Yorkers who can't afford to eat.

Let's get the message to City Hall: Don't cut EFAP. Protect our soup kitchens and food pantries!

You can help by contacting the city officials list below, and sharing these talking points:

  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) gets a tiny fraction of the city's budget.
  • Even with EFAP funding, almost half the city's soup kitchens and food pantries had to turn hungry people away last year.
  • With unemployment over 10 percent, the number of people needing help is expected to grow this year.
  • Don't slash this safety net for New Yorkers who can't afford to eat. Don't cut EFAP.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Email: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html
Phone: 311

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
E-mail: Visit and click "contact Speaker Quinn" in the menu options below her photograph...
http://council.nyc.gov/d3/html/members/home.shtml
Phone: 212.788.7210

Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio
Email: gethelp@pubadvocate.nyc.gov
Phone: 212.669.7250

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