Partial Government Shutdown Could Mean Some El Pasoans Might Go Hungry – Here’s How To Help
Can you imagine all of the sudden not getting a paycheck but still being required to be at your job?
That's, of course, what is happening to 800,000 government employees who are dealing with not getting paid during the partial government shutdown. But it's not just the employees who are having to get through this shutdown, it's their families and communities. Here in El Paso, the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank is worried that they might run out of food if the shutdown goes on for a long time.
Food Bank officials say that in addition to the usual group of El Pasoans they help, they are also seeing food stamp recipients who recently got their last assistance from the government because the food stamp program will run out of money in February if the shutdown continues. The Food Bank says they are also seeing federal government employees who need help because they have gone almost a month without pay.
And that's not all - a quarter of the monthly funding for the food bank and a third of the food they distribute comes from the federal government and if the shutdown continues, the EPFH food bank could run out of food.
If you would like to donate to the EPFH food bank, here is what they need donated the most:
Canned Fruit & Vegetables
Peanut Butter & Jelly