As the partial federal government shutdown stretches into a second month and furloughed workers are set to miss a second paycheck, StreetWise Georgia and the city of Lawrenceville are stepping up to help.
StreetWise, a Lawrenceville-based non-profit group, provides services for people living below the poverty line, including a food pantry, job training and holiday events. It’s partnering with the city to provide a one-day mobile pantry for furloughed workers and federal employees who are working without pay due to the shutdown.
Up to 200 people will be able to take home a box of canned food and dry goods, multiple boxes of cereal and a bag of household and personal items at the pantry event, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26. Workers should bring federal employee verification to Lawrenceville City Hall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thousands of federal employees across Georgia have been furloughed or working without pay for 33 days due to the shutdown. Multiple metro Atlanta groups have organized food pantries and other ways to support those who have been without regular paychecks.
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