Throughout the government shutdown, the Food Bank has provided emergency food assistance to Delaware’s federal workers, well as to local recipients of the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Despite a temporary end to the shutdown, furloughed workers do not know know when they will receive backpay or if the government will shut down again. And SNAP recipients may find themselves without benefits in March if the shutdown is resumed. The Food Bank will continue to assist these individuals and their families, many of whom are struggling to survive. To learn more about the important work this organization is doing during this time of crisis, visit their website at www.fbd.org/government-shutdown.
Many Federal Workers have been adversely affected by the recent Government shutdown. The State of Delaware has put up a webpage where they can connect to services. The link is https://firststate.blogs.delaware.gov/resources-federal-workers/ .