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Phase 34 Emergency Food and Shelter Funding Available

On April 1, 2017, $139,638 will be available in Emergency Food & Shelter Program funds (EFSP) to organizations in New London Census County to supplement already existing emergency food and shelter programs.  The funds are made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Funding amounts are determined nationally by a board chaired by FEMA.  In 2016, EFSP funding in New London County provided 26,827 meals, 2,740 shelter bed nights, 134 households with rental assistance, and 48 households with utility assistance.

In 2017, resolve to help us end hunger and food insecurity

Too many families in Southeastern Connecticut go without a warm, bountiful meal on holidays. But it’s also true that they struggle every single day of the year to put food on the table for their family. In fact, according the United Way ALICE Report, about one-third of all households in New London County are struggling every day to make ends meet, even when working a full-time job.

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