New York: Lord's Pantry Loses Funding -- White Plains Group Feeds Homebound HIV/AIDS Patients
February 16, 2010
The Lord's Pantry, which serves meals to 125 home-based HIV/AIDS patients, has learned it will no longer receive $300,000 in Ryan White funds. Eligible clients still will receive food, but through different providers, said Caren Halbfinger, spokesperson for the Westchester County Health Department, which administers the federal program.
"The health department had a rigorous review process and selected the top three scoring providers to serve clients this year," said Halbfinger, explaining the decision to discontinue funding to the 19-year-old Lord's Pantry. The health department sought a broad range of services that include food vouchers that enable clients to select and prepare their own food, she said.
Journal News (White Plains)
02.11.2010; Richard Liebson
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