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Under the current program, funding for the city’s Food Bank for the Homeless (FBLH) is cut from about $4.4 million in 2013 to about $2.2 million in 2014. The Food Bank for the Homeless is a non-profit, nonprofit health care provider in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, based in partnership with St. Matthew Health System. A portion of its budget goes toward providing nutrition education through the program; funding for food stamps for low-income families is also eliminated.
Under the new system, FBLH will lose a total of $14.3 million in 2013 and 2014, making it a total loss of $28.3 million, according to the latest City of Fort Lauderdale estimates.
One-third of that funding will come from the city’s general fund, which is used to help defray the costs of maintaining and operating services for the city’s public schools, which have been plagued with budget cuts. This will include $919,000 from general fund money for food assistance programs for low-income families; $766,000 from general fund money for Medicaid. Other funding for non-food assistance programs are also eliminated.
For 2013, the city estimates FBLH will see a 25 percent reduction in funds. This would amount to about $34,000 less per year. The remaining $3.5 million in general fund funds to FBLH i포커s not eliminated, though, so the funding will be reduced by the same amount.
The FBLH cuts also come after a City Council vote in September 2012 that reduced funding by 2 percent and eliminated the city’s non-profits section of이천안마 the General Fund (under the new program) by 5 percent.
“If this cut is approved by City Council, we w이천출장샵ill be in a worse financial position than we are now, without the money for the FBLH program,” explained Roberta Cisneros, director of operations for Food Bank for the Homeless, at the time.
Cisneros told the Sun Sentinel last summer that the FBLH program had increased the number of food-insecure families by 17 percent since the 2011 fiscal year.
FBLH in Fort Lauderdale also provides health care to approximately 1,300 low-income family residents over a 12-month period, she said.
The Fort Lauderdale Homeless Action Alliance in August asked city council for a one-time increase in the food assistance funds that could be used to provide supplemental services t