The House Committee on Ways and Means released its Fiscal Year 2020 budget recommendations today, funding the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP) at $18.8 million.
This $800,000 funding increase would allow the Commonwealth’s four food banks to provide over 1,000,000 additional healthy meals. More hungry children, seniors, and families will have access to nutritious food thanks to your advocacy.
In these times of unprecedented federal uncertainty, impending threats to critical food assistance programs make state programs like MEFAP even more critical. With one in 10 people in the Commonwealth unsure of where their next meal is coming from, legislators need to hear why #MEFAPMatters to you and your community.
Hello Representative [LAST NAME]. My name is [YOUR NAME] and I am constituent from [CITY/TOWN] in your district. I am contacting you today about the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program, also known as MEFAP.
The House Ways and Means Committee recommended to fund this program at $18.8 million. This program is important to me and my community, and I am asking for your support.
Share a personal story about hunger if you feel comfortable.
Thank you for your time.
If you would like more information about MEFAP and its importance to Massachusetts, read more on our website. If you have any further questions, please contact Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Catherine Drennan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.