The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience
Gym benefits

That is the YMCA--through your medical coverage you can join the Y. They actually will pay for you to get a membership to the Y as a way of reducing more health problems,  a way to keep them from forking out more money if you get overweight and start developing more medical problems. I think it’s a good way to relieve stress, too. You know, you get to go the gym and you get to work out, you just get some free time to clear your head for a couple hours.

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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