Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Announces Closure of Federal Food Assistance

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Food bank organizes food distributions for affected workers in Harrisburg and Williamsport"data-reactid =" 11 ">Food bank organizes food distributions for affected workers in Harrisburg and Williamsport

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "HARRISBURG, Pa., January 11, 2019 / PRNewswire / – The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank today announced plans to begin federal food assistance services with early termination Tuesday January 15th. Employees and their families who have lost their wages due to the federal government closure and need food will qualify. "Data-reactid =" 13 "> HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, January 11, 2019 / PRNewswire / – Central Pennsylvania The Food Bank announced today that it would begin government food assistance services starting on Tuesday, January 15. Employees and their families who do not have paychecks due to the closure of the federal system and who require food will be eligible.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Joe Arthur, Executive Director of the Food Bank, said: "The federal closure is becoming a crisis for many employees and their families, and we are mobilizing to ensure that no one is starving because of this closure. thousands of people will miss their paycheques Our 27-county service area includes nearly 25,000 federal employees, some of whom will not receive paycheques at the time of closure. 39, downstream financing effect "and we are concerned that some Pennsylvania Local and state employees and private contractors may also be at risk of prolonged closure. We hope that some of the affected families will be eligible for SNAP benefits or unemployment benefits, but for those who are not, we need to be there for them. "" Data-reactid = "14"> Joe Arthur, executive director of the Food Bank, said, "The federal closure is becoming a crisis for many employees and their families, and we are mobilizing to ensure that no one No one will be hungry because of this closure, and today, thousands of Central Pennsylvanians will be missed 27 – The county's service area includes nearly 25,000 federal employees, including: a party will not receive paychecks when the market closes.It is also possible that a "downstream financing effect" exists and we are concerned that some employees of state and local governments of Pennsylvania and We hope that some of the affected families will be eligible for SNAP benefits or unemployment benefits, but for those who do not, we must be there for them. "

<p class = "web-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The food bank will also continue its normal operations with more than 1 000 partner agencies and programs, but will add federal closure services on January 15 "data-reactid =" 15 "> The Food Bank will also continue its regular activities with more than 1,000 partner agencies and programs, but will add federal closures on January 15 at the following locations:

  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank – Harrisburg Hub
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank – Williamsport Hub
  • The food bank will also work with high-capacity partner agencies to add new service sites closer to the workplaces of the affected employees as we move forward.
  • The food bank will provide a range of nutritious foods to each beneficiary household, including fresh milk, eggs, fruits, vegetables, frozen meat and nutritious, long-life foods.

    Mr. Arthur added, "We are fortunate to have significant additional food stocks in both of our platforms due to the recent USDA's highly nutritious commodity shipments, which are the result of recent activities in the US." 39, trade mitigation conducted by the USDA, and we are grateful. " With these good in-stock foods and our privately-owned inventory, we hope to be able to respond easily to demand during the closed period. If conditions change, we will contact our generous commercial food donors. and other donors and partners. "

    <p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Instructions for accessing food aid at Federal Shutdown can be found on the website of the Food Bank at www.centralpafoodbank.org and by a message recorded on the federal government's food assistance hotline at the Food Bank closure at 717-547-6336. "data-reactid =" 22 "> Instructions for accessing food aid under the federal closure are available on the Food Bank's website at the following address: www.centralpafoodbank.org and through a recorded message on the Food Shuttle's food assistance phone line from the Food Bank at 717-547-6336.

    The food bank also offers a hotline for food coupons at 1.877.999.5964.

    <p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "About the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank:
    Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce hunger in 27 countries Pennsylvania. By working with more than 1,000 local agencies and partner programs, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank serves close to 140,000 people in need every month. For more information on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and its mission to reduce hunger Pennsylvania, visit centralpafoodbank.org or call 717-564-1700. "data-reactid =" 24 ">About the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank:
    The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce hunger in 27 counties in Pennsylvania. By working with more than 1,000 local agencies and partner programs, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank serves close to 140,000 people in need every month. For more information on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and its Hunger Reduction Mission in Pennsylvania, visit centralpafoodbank.org or call 717-564-1700.

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    SOURCE Central Pennsylvania Food Bank