US – Government assistance programs will continue to service people during the shutdown.
Programs like WIC and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program continue to function and provide funding for food for families who are in need.
The Director of DC Hunger Solutions said federal worker who are not being paid can also benefit from these programs during the shutdown, as long as they apply for unemployment.
“This might be that push because they absolutely can’t feed their families,” said Beverly Wheeler. “So we want to make sure that people understand this is an option for you. People need to be fed.”
Non-profit organizations and other private companies are also working to assist federal workers.