Entering the third week of the partial government shutdown, Feeding the Gulf Coast has begun to work with its community partners and agencies to identify and fill any gaps in the food supply.
As 800,000 government employees are facing furlough or working without pay, Feeding the Gulf Coast would like to assure the communities it serves that it will continue to provide food assistance to anyone affected by the partial government shutdown, personal crisis, or disaster. “We are grateful for all of the hard-working federal employees who choose to call the Gulf Coast home. They invest in our community economically and philanthropically and we want to minimize the hardship for them in these uncertain times,” says Cathy Pope, Feeding the Gulf Coast President & CEO.
Ways to get involved:
- Host a food drive to help supplement any gaps in food supply or increase in the number of clients seeking food assistance as a result of the partial government shutdown.
- Make a monetary donation to Feeding the Gulf Coast. Earmark the donation: ”Government Shutdown Relief.” These funds will be used to provide mobile pantries throughout Feeding the Gulf Coast’s service area and to help procure additional food items.
- Share your story with Feeding the Gulf Coast. How is your community being impacted by the partial government shutdown? Share your story by visiting: https://feedingthegulfcoast.org/share-your-story/.