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December 22, 2018
Major Nutrition Programs Continue During Shutdown

SNAP, WIC, and child nutrition programs such as school meals and afterschool meals unaffected by shutdown. 

Project Bread is monitoring the partial shutdown of the United States Federal government and its potential impact on hunger in Massachusetts. 

At midnight on December 22nd, Congress and the President had failed to pass a continuing resolution to fully fund the federal government leading to a partial government shutdown. Previously, the USDA circulated a press release affirming that important nutrition safety net programs will continue to serve current clients and eligible applicants during a partial shutdown

In Massachusetts about 726,000 individuals struggle with food insecurity and fortunately many of these individuals will continue to be eligible for and receive:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP)

The child nutrition programs such as school meals and afterschool meals. 

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Project Bread will continue to monitor the situation and work with our state and national partners to notify you of any developments. Our FoodSource Hotline—1-800-645-8333---remains available to help individuals to apply for SNAP and locate community food resources.

Filed under: Informing Public Policy