To help meet increased demands for food assistance due to the recent government shutdown, the Food Bank of Delaware hosted a mobile pantry for SNAP recipients and federal employees Feb. 8 at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown.
Some households will have as much as a two-month gap between benefits, according to the issuance schedule. Many SNAP recipients are likely to need help filling this gap beginning in February and extending well into March. The USDA purchased many food items from farmers due to the tariff and are distributing these items to food banks nationwide.
Volunteers from Chesapeake Utilities assisted the Delaware Food Bank with the distribution of food.