ROCKFORD (WREX) — The Northern Illinois Food Bank says it will keep its pantries open during the federal government shutdown and is inviting all federal workers not being paid to use its services.
The regional food bank released a statement Thursday, saying more than 40,000 workers in Illinois are affected by the shutdown, now in its 20th day.
The Northern Illinois Food Bank says even though it does rely on government funding, during the course of the shutdown it will continue to provide fresh and nutritious foods.
“We are confident we can continue serving all our neighbors, including those directly impacted by the shutdown due to the support from our community.”
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