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
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
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Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio