Over 800,000 federal workers & contractors in the U.S., including 5,000 San Diegans, have now missed their second paycheck due to the government shutdown.
Here are four local resources for those impacted by the current U.S. government shutdown. Look to them for aid, or consider honoring their leadership and commitment to the community by supporting their services to those in need:
- food and material goods
- utility payments
Visit Coastal Roots Farm’s Farm Stand on Thursdays, 12 – 3 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and pay what you can for fresh, organic produce. CalFresh EBT also accepted.
The Farm will offer additional produce boxes on Tuesdays,January 29 & February 5 from 12 – 4 p.m. furloughed government workers who are Encinitas residents with government employee identification at no cost. Available while supplies last.
Interfaith Community Services has expanded access and availability of food, employment, and housing resources for those impacted. Households of any income level are eligible for a week’s worth of groceries at no charge.
Jewish Family Service is providing supplemental groceries including non-perishables and produce, during special distribution every Tuesday, 5 – 7 p.m. until the shutdown ends.