The USDA’s discretionary spending on emergency food (TEFAP) is on track to be reduced by nearly half this year – meaning 7 million fewer meals for New Yorkers in need. This could result in food shortages as we enter summer and head into the holidays this fall and winter. Sign-on letters are circulating in the House and Senate asking the USDA to use existing funding to purchase food for TEFAP this year, and the deadline to sign on is Monday, June 27. Click here for instructions on reaching out to your representatives about this.
Make 3 Phone Calls Today to Protect TEFAP & SNAP!
June 27, 2011