Food Bank Steps In To Help Furloughed Federal Workers

Jan 10, 2019

Groceries being handed out at the Tulsa Food Bank
Credit Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

For furloughed federal workers the 'crisis at the border' is about to become the 'crisis at the kitchen table'. Tomorrow, the workers caught up in the partial government shutdown will miss their first paycheck. Those without deep savings are worried how they'll pay bills and buy groceries.

Eileen Bradshaw is the director of the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. She says agencies,  like the food bank, are stepping in to help the employees. She says they have received numerous calls from workers concerned about food insecurity as the government shut down lingers.

For those needing help, Bradshaw  says Tulsa’s 211 is a good place to start.