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UNITED STATES – Day 19 of the fractional government shutdown, which is now on clip to become the longest in history.
Despite the abeyance SNAP allowances accept been adjourned through the end of February, but with no abiding band-aid there could be some austere issues for aliment banks.
“That 24% in Yakima that await on SNAP to put aliment on their tables, afterwards SNAP, our aliment banks will see a lot added people. There’ll be an cutting appeal if this government abeyance keeps activity abundant accomplished February,” said Sheri Bissell, Community Engagement Manager for Northwest Harvest.
Bissell says in Benton County 15% of bodies await on SNAP, 20% in Franklin and 15% in Walla Walla County.
She additionally says all of this is accident during a time of need.
“Besides the government abeyance and SNAP, and all of this that’s activity on, nationally charities are seeing donations actuality hardly lower and that’s because of the tax announcement cuts with accommodating giving for that,” Bissell.
With aggregate accident Northwest Harvest knows this is the time to amount up on food.
“We feel like appropriate now is the time to absolutely accessory up and get added aliment if we can, we await on the communities about us,” Bissell.
During this time of year afterwards all the holidays Bissell says aliment banks are usually low on food.
Northwest Harvest distributes aliment to about 65 aliment banks in all of Central Washington.
If you would like to accord aliment you can stop by the Northwest Harvest barn amid at 911 S. 3rd St, Yakima, WA 98901.
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