MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – The federal government's partial shutdown could eventually cut into supplies at food pantries.
Hunger Task Force director Sherrie Tussler, in Milwaukee, says the food the pantry usually received from the federal government could be in jeopardy if the shutdown continues.
By the middle of October, Tussler says the Hunger Task Force could lose 217,000 pounds of food that it normally receives every two weeks under a federal program. Tussler also says about 37,000 people visit emergency food pantries in Milwaukee County every month.
According to our affiliate, WISN-TV, Tussler says they will have to make up for the shortfall with donations and food that is purchases if the budget impasse in Washington isn't resolved soon.
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