Bay Area food banks and emergency shelters rely on $3.4 million of federal Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP) funds each year to serve over a million meals and provide shelter to thousands in dire need.
In legislation that is scheduled for review in the next few weeks, the EFSP budget is slated to be cut by 50% or more than $1.5 million. The result? 1.47 million fewer meals and 55,000 fewer bed nights in the seven-county Bay Area this year.
Food banks and shelters need your help TODAY. Call your Representatives and Senators to let them know that you oppose this cut, and care about local food banks and shelters that serve the most vulnerable in our community.
Click on the link below and enter your zip code to quickly find contact information for your Senator and Representative, as well as talking points to use when you call.
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