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Emergency Food Assistance Program

Rule status: Proposed

Agency: HRA

Comment by date: August 12, 2022

Rule Full Text
HRA-Proposed-Rules-Governing-Emergency-Food-Assistance-Program.pdf

The New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) proposes to repeal the existing rule entitled “Distribution of Food and Administrative Funds to Emergency Food Providers” and replace it with a new rule entitled “Emergency Food Assistance Program.” The new rule will provide HRA greater flexibility in allocating food and administrative funds to emergency food providers, thereby enabling HRA to respond effectively to community food needs as they arise.

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August 12, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am EDT

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Online comments: 15

  • Marthe kiemde

    Thanks for sharing this hearing.

    I was told by my college that I was eligible to receive SNAP. I was struggling during the pandemic and I applied and get denied. I was receiving for my son and I asked them to increase because they denied me and never get.
    I almost took my life away because it was tough to see myself and my kids hungry for food.

    Comment added July 13, 2022 1:41pm
  • Edith Buckley

    I agree , if the new rule will provide HRA greater flexibility in allocating food.
    the pantry here in the Bronx, Bread Of Life needs more funds. Cause we serves 300 families every Saturday. We don’t have enough food.

    Comment added July 14, 2022 4:51pm
  • Glen Bolofsky

    3 comments. Feed our people. House our people. Imagine a better world.

    Comment added July 22, 2022 7:37am
  • A.J.

    🚨 IS THIS JUST A NAME CHANGE OR ARE THE RULES ACTUALLY CHANGING, WHY WON’T THEY SHARE THE DETAILS & WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE FROM US WITH NEW RULE CHANGES THAT THEY DON’T DISCLOSE, HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST TAX PAYERS & FOR HOW LONG ARE WE EXPECTED TO PAY/ COMPENSATE FOR THIS!

    Comment added July 29, 2022 12:13pm
  • A.J.

    🤔 WHY ARE COMMENTS TO RULES CHANGE PROPOSALS BEING SCREENED & APPROVED BEFORE POSTED AND WILL COMMENTS THAT DON’T SUPPORT THE NARRATIVE BE ALLOWED OR EXCLUDED FROM PARTICIPATING IN PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NYC & NYS RULES AND REGULATIONS CHANGES?

    Comment added July 29, 2022 12:38pm
  • Alfred

    Why are comments being censored here as per two other comments about this? A food shortage is underway and this is matter which will be of the most need when the hunger gets really bad so I demand full transparency about what is all going on here. This should be more of a known topic amongst the public! I already know how much my city employees do business so cut the crap and do your jobs. This is not supposed to be a cult!

    Comment added August 8, 2022 3:22am
  • LaNeda Mondesir

    Thank you in advance for reading my letter. LMondesir

    Comment attachment
    EFAP-Letter-08-09-2022.pdf
    Comment added August 9, 2022 8:14pm
  • Greg Silverman

    Attached are comments filed by West Side Campaign Against Hunger.

    Comment attachment
    EFAP_Rule_Comment_WSCAH_8_08_2.pdf
    Comment added August 10, 2022 3:44pm
  • Lillian Hopkins

    Thanks for sharing!

    Comment attachment
    efap.docx
    Comment added August 11, 2022 7:25am
  • Khadhazha Welch

    Attached are comments filed by Equity Advocates.

    Comment attachment
    Equity-Advocates_EFAP-Rule-Comment.pdf
    Comment added August 11, 2022 1:29pm
  • Martha Avery

    Attached are the comments filed by Crossroads Community Services.

    Comment attachment
    EFAP-Comments-Crossroads-Community-Services.pdf
    Comment added August 11, 2022 1:43pm
  • Alex Hughes

    Attached are comments filed by Project Hospitality.

    Comment attachment
    PH-EFAP-Rule-Public-Comments.pdf
    Comment added August 11, 2022 5:09pm
  • Judith Secon

    Comments attached.

    Comment attachment
    NYCP-Proposed-EFAP-Rule-Comment-8.8.22_updated-v2-1.docx
    Comment added August 11, 2022 6:20pm
  • Dickran Jebejian

    Comments in attached document.

    Comment attachment
    MetCouncil_HRA_EFAP_RuleChangeTestimony_8.12.22.pdf
    Comment added August 12, 2022 1:31pm
  • Jerome Nathaniel

    We thank the Administration for proposing meaningful changes to improve the overall quality, equity and versatility of EFAP/Community Food Connections Program. As an institution that works with hundred of community food programs that work more closely to the EFAP program, we defer to their expertise on the strengths and opportunities for growth in the new iteration of the program. We have heard an overwhelming interest in unpacking the City’s methodology for building in equity into EFAP allocations, as well as an intense need for EFAP’s capacity investments and reimbursements to be more easily accessible and communicated to smaller pantries. Our larger Please see set of comments reflects our partners and NYC Food Policy Alliance colleagues collective vision for the rule change. Please see attached.

    Comment attachment
    City-Harvest-EFAP-Testimony-8.12.22.pdf
    Comment added August 12, 2022 7:50pm

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