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Increase TEFAP Funding to Support Farmers and Food Banks

Increase TEFAP Funding to Support Farmers and Food Banks

Child receiving food at drive-through distribution

We need your help to make sure Congress does their part in addressing the need of struggling families and farmers during this time of inflation and uncertainty for many Americans – please reach out to your Members of Congress and let them know you support additional TEFAP funding in the upcoming spending bill.

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Increase TEFAP Funding to Support Farmers and Food Banks

Dear [Decision Maker],

I urge you to invest in and strengthen The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in the FY2022 spending bill. By doing so, you will not only help to reduce the burden on the nation's network of food banks, but you will also offer relief to the nation's farming industry during this time of uncertainty.
Food Banks, like the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, operate as non-profit food distribution centers for their local communities. Due to the challenges of the pandemic, food banks are purchasing more food now than ever before. This is not sustainable. I urge you to prioritize $900 million in funding for TEFAP food purchases in the FY2022 spending bill to ensure that food banks can continue meeting the need.

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, we must ensure that ALL members of our communities have the tools and resources they need to thrive. Your support in strengthening TEFAP will only increase access to basic needs like food for families in Northeast Ohio and across the country.

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