Advocacy & Food Pantry
LSA's Advocacy and Food Pantry Program helps poor families meet the immediate needs for food and address the longer-term issues that keep people in poverty.
Each year, our Advocacy and Food Pantry Program helps over 1150 families a number which has increased with the recession. How? Everyone who comes to Advocacy meets with a Client Advocate who assesses the family's needs. The needs can be as basic as food or as complex as negotiating with a landlord to avoid eviction. We help clients apply for Food Stamps, resolve problems with health insurance, accompany a client to Fair Hearings or Housing Court, and make referrals to other LSA services if that is what they need.
We provide reliable advice on immigration issues free of charge through our monthly immigration clinic. Staffed by attorneys and paralegals from the Legal Aid Society and sponsored by the Robin Hood Foundation, our immigration clinic helped 154 people in 2009.
And we feed families. Our Food Pantry can provide three days' worth of nutritious food and not just canned foods, but fresh vegetables too. We concentrate our pantry services for families with pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children.
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