Pa. Congressional Delegation Supports TEFAP Waiver Request to USDA Secretary Perdue
The Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation joins PA Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding by requesting a continuation of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) waivers for the requirement to collect client names and addresses and verify income eligibility through September 30, 2020. If granted, this will ensure the population HFPA serves continues receiving uninterrupted benefits essential to their health and well-being during this crisis.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, these waivers enabled the Pennsylvania food distribution network to provide 2,220,397 households and 5,566,294 individuals with 64,331,211 pounds of food! Read the letter here:
About Hunger-Free Pennsylvania:
Hunger-Free Pennsylvania is the state’s largest nonprofit provider of food resources for hungry families and one of the state’s leading advocates in the fight against hunger. HFPA is the single largest provider of meals to older Pennsylvanians and needy seniors. Our statewide network of 18 food banks serves all 67 counties in the year-round battle to ensure a hunger-free Pennsylvania.