WOWK – Charity organizations like Manna Meal are asking for help from the public because a long-term government shutdown would mean thousands of people across the state could not use their federal benefits to find their next meal, like SNAP benefits and WIC benefits.
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Amidst talk of the federal shutdown, multiple organizations are preparing for a higher need in terms of access to food.
“Unfortunately, with this still record high increases in food, and they continue to rise, people that are suffering from hunger are literally on a cliff. This shutdown could completely push them off that cliff to where they don’t know what they’re going to do for their next meal,” Manna Meal Executive Director Amy Wolfe said.
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