Food Banks Brace For Shortages Resulting From Government Shutdown
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 Across the United States, food banks are feeling the sting from the ongoing government shutdown. Now in its fifth week, the longest government shutdown in history may soon have a significant impact on how food banks, as well as the charities and food pantries they serve, can get food to families in need. This includes thousands of furloughed federal workers who are still working with no paycheck in sight—according to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office, an estimated 18,000 furloughed workers reside in New York City alone. [ more › ]
Repercussions of the partial government shutdown are being felt across North Texas, with many furloughed workers turning to food banks to make ends meet. So many families are contacting pantries that an emergency meeting has been called to try and figure out how the food banks will deal with what...
Traveling to distant grocery stores and paying for groceries can be extremely difficult for the disabled, aging, and poor living in isolated areas. Mobile... Christian Science Monitor Also reported by •bizjournals