The Prodisee Pantry is planning a special food distribution Wednesday morning for Coast Guard families and others impacted by the government shutdown. It’s part of the charity’s ongoing effort to help people in need in the region.
According to an email from their director this food distribution runs from 9-10:30 this morning at their Spanish Fort location on Highway 31 in Spanish Fort. They’ll provide food to Coast Guard families and others impacted by the shutdown as well as referrals to other programs for which they may qualify.
We told you about their efforts to ramp up for the government shutdown last week. If the government shutdown continues into February, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the nation’s food program, could have their assistance interrupted. The Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort is preparing for the worst. They’re expecting more calls for assistance if the shutdown continues.