was created in 1983 to supplement the work of local
social service organizations within the United States,
both private and governmental, to help people in need
of emergency assistance. This collaborative effort between
the private and public sectors has provided more than
$3.9 billion in Federal funds during its 31-year history.
The amount of funding the EFSP administers to communities
throughout the nation is dependent on multiple factors,
including the local unemployment rate.
annual appropriations bill is signed by the President,
the local EFSP board advertizes availability of funds
and accepts applications from providers of emergency
food and/or emergency shelter. The local EFSP board
is comprised of representatives of the following agencies:
Bible Christian Church, Calvary Temple Pentecostal Church
of God, Catholic Charities of Merced, Harvest Time,
Liberty Fellowship, Merced County Community Action Agency,
Merced County Human Services Agency, Merced County Food
Bank, Red Cross, The Salvation Army, United Way of Merced
County, Valley Crisis Service, a Member of the Merced
County Board of Supervisors, and a Homeless Representative.
are receiving the following amounts: Bible Christian
Church – $5,300; Catholic Charities in Merced
– $17,999: Merced County Community Action Agency
– $20,897; Dos Palos Youth in Crisis and Outreach
– $19,480; Harvest Time in Merced – $12,394;
LifeLine CDC in Winton – $5,580; Merced County
Food Bank – 62,247; Merced United Methodist Church
– $4,861; Merced Rescue Mission – 11,723;
The Salvation Army – $7,371; and Valley Crisis
Center – $16,368.
of Merced County encourages everyone to live united.
Join us and bring your talents, skills, and resources
to make our community a thriving and vibrant place for
all. For further contact and information regarding the
local EFSP Program please contact Fred Buckingham, Local
Board Chair, at (209) 383-4242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.