Food Bank of the Rockies ready to help federal, furloughed workers during shutdown

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PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The government shutdown stretches into its 19th day Wednesday, making it the second longest in U.S. history.

The Food Bank of the Rockies is opening its doors to federal workers.

Friday would be the first day workers would not get a paycheck. Food Bank of the Rockies said that can be tough for families who have other bills. They are donating extra food for federal, furloughed workers. After a busy holiday season, they are staying stocked up.

"Really we want to be able to help provide food assistance for anyone in need, and so we see this as a huge need,” said Sue Ellen Rodwick, Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies. β€œIt's not just for federal workers, if there's any contractors, anyone that's connected that is affected by the government shutdown, we want to let them know what food assistance is available.”

No identification is required, just that you live in the area. They said they are also ready to help folks out if WIC and SNAP are not funded come February.

Follow the link on the side of the article for more information.



 
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