Due to the shutdown, states were required to issue their SNAP benefits for February by January 16th. This means that SNAP households will have a large gap between SNAP benefits being issued and will likely lead to more people seeking support from the emergency food system. We are working with our partners to help support our network of food cupboards and pantries.
Help Provide Emergency Food
Philabundance appreciates the support shown during the government shutdown. On behalf of our existing and new clients, thank you so much for your help.
Partnering with Share Food Program, the Archdiocese Nutritional Development Services, and Campbell’s Food Company, Philabundance responded to the government shutdown with an Emergency Market. At the market people impacted by the shutdown could receive fresh produce, milk, cereal, and other product. We served numerous households through our emergency efforts.
Anyone in need of food assistance can call the WHY Hunger Hotline at 1-800-5-HUNGRY for immediate assistance or access one of our 350+ agencies for food. You can find an agency location nearest you by using our Find Food Map.
One way to directly help those impacted is by donating or raising funds so that Philabundance can purchase fresh produce and other needed items to supply the Emergency Market for federal workers. Another way to help is by hosting a food drive and collecting non-perishable food items to donate. Any questions about food drives or raising funds can be directed to Olivia Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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