California Food Banks Brace For Increased Demand As Shutdown Continues
"There have been a lot of phone calls, a lot of meetings about ... how we're going to absorb more people," said Mark Seelig, a spokesman for the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.
Bay Area Food Banks Prepare To Help Feed Local Furloughed Federal Workers
Two Bay Area food banks are working to help some of the thousands of federal employees who are not receiving paychecks because of the partial government shutdown. The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is preparing to provide aid to dozens of U.S. Coast Guard workers and their families in Novato's Hamilton neighborhood, totaling about 400 people, said food bank spokesman Mark Seelig. (Golberg, 1/15)
SoCal Food Banks Are Getting Ready To Feed Unpaid Federal Workers
In what has become the longest government shutdown on record, federal workers missed their first paycheck last week. Now Southern California food banks are getting ready to feed them. (Wagner, 1/16)