Students in Temporary Housing (STH) Committee
Thank you for your dedication and interest in helping the students in temporary housing in NYC (and specifically D2). A sincere hope that you have a pleasant few days ahead of you.
As many of us are focused on food in the coming days, it is an opportune moment to think about the pandemic-EBT cards many of us were issued last year and were topped up with added funds recently. We've heard from a number of constituents about a need for a replacement card: in the attached pdf there's a collation of information and links/ numbers that can be used for ordering a replacement card. Hope this is helpful. If you know anyone that still has issues getting a replacement card, let us know and we can put them in touch with someone who can help on an individual basis.
Also in the attached are links to a few food pantries that can be stocked directly by the P-EBT cards (via amazon wishlists). Two of these lists go directly to supporting STH in D2.
Included after those links are a few slides on adding the EBT card to an amazon account in case they are helpful.
To the extent you yourself are able to make a donation to one of the pantries, please do. if you can also pass this on to like-minded parents, I am sure the pantries/STH/shelters would be thrilled to have an influx of supplies. Feel free to forward to anyone who might be able to use this information.
With sincere hopes for a positive few days ahead-
Ushma Neill, Chair