Emergency Feeding Program Fundraiser
EMERGENCY FEEDING PROGRAM
“By partnering with the Emergency Feeding Program -
You are making a difference for families every day!”
A unique model among area food providers, the Emergency Feeding Program has served on the front lines in the fight against local hunger for over three decades. Founded in the strong belief that everyone deserves high quality, nutritious food to eat, EFP seeks to address not just empty stomachs, but the integrity of the whole individual, serving always with compassion and respect. The following three key strategies make EFP a vital link in the wider safety net of human services.
1) Make the food available where people go for help.
Food banks are not open seven days a week, and many have eligibility restrictions. The Emergency Feeding Program is designed to address emergency needs when people in crisis need help the most, with no wait time and no restrictions. That’s why we partner with over 130 collaborating social service agencies, food banks, schools, public health clinics, and faith communities to make food accessible when and where people need it. Food packs are available seven days a week need. To himself, each member believes it is his job to do what he can as an individual to make this old world a better place for all to live.
2) Offer nutritionally balanced food packs
designed to meet specific cultural and medical dietary needs, as well as any family size.
Because not every household is the same, and because family sizes vary greatly, the Emergency Feeding Program, working in concert with professional nutritionists, has designed 15 varieties of non-perishable food packs to meet a wide array of needs. With Latino, Asian, Vegan, and East African packs, EFP provides foods that are culturally appropriate, familiar, comforting, and healthy. From diabetic-friendly low-sugar packs to heart-healthy low-sodium packs, and even high-protein liquid packs, EFP has foods for folks with medical restrictions too. Baby
food and infant formula are provided for the youngest in need, and because not every hungry person has a roof over their head, we have three sized of “no-cook” foods for homeless individuals and families as well.
3) Increase individual power by giving information on additional resources.
Hunger is always symptomatic of a deeper matrix of other issues such as domestic violence, illness, job loss, underemployment, homelessness, etc., but frequently it’s the first thing that brings people to seek help. That’s why anyone receiving an EFP food pack also receives valuable information on where to go for help.