How You Can Help Federal Workers during Gov’t Shutdown

Have you been wondering if there are any local resources to help furloughed/unpaid federal workers? Have you been wondering how to help neighbors who may be furloughed? Here are some ways to find help or be of help. Thanks to Andrea Durham for the list.

TROLLEY CAR DINER. Providing Free Meals to Federal Employees affected by the shutdown. Please bring your government ID.

UNITED WAYUnited for U.S. Coalition | United Way Worldwide

United Way Launches Coalition to Help Those Impacted by Government ShutdownUnited for U.S. is a joint effort by corporate partners, organized labor, the United Way network and nonprofits to assist furloughed federal workers and others who are struggling during the ongoing government shutdown. The 2-1-1 non-emergency service anchors United Way’s community support by providing information about local social services, including the availability of public benefits and corporate assistance programs. 2-1-1 connects callers to resources and aid for monthly living expenses. Need Assistance? Call 2-1-1 or go to part of its long-standing association with the labor movement, United Way is working with a number of organizations, including the AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), to distribute resources that are available to assist with needs and living expenses. 

PHILABUNDANCE – EMERGENCY MARKETOn Wednesdays, Philabundance, Share Food Program, Nutritional Development Services and Campbell’s will host a new weekly distribution for government employees from 10-11 AM located under the 95 overpass on Front & Tasker in South Philadelphia. The distribution will run until reimbursement checks are issued.  Please bring your government ID. In case of bad weather, call 215-220-1920.
Donate Your Food Drive Items – Under 500 Pounds
We are happy to receive donations at either of our warehouse locations listed below.  Please reach out to to schedule your drop-off.North Philadelphia: Hours: 8:00AM – 2:00PM (M-F)South Philadelphia: Hours: 8:30AM – 3:30PM (M-F)

For donations under 500 pounds and in Philadelphia, you can request a pickup through Food Connect. They will reach out within 48 hours.  Located outside of Philadelphia and unable to drop-off your donation? Use our Find Food Map to locate an agency near you.

Philabundance Top 10 Most Needed Items×17-R02.pdf
1. Peanut Butter & Jelly 2. Cooking Oil 3. Canned Tuna or Meat 4. Canned Fruits & Vegetables 5. Canned Stew & Soups 6. Oatmeal/Breakfast Cereal 7. Whole Grain Pasta 8. 100% Juice 9. Rice 10. Boxed Non-Refrigerated Milk

GROUPS OFFERING ASSISTANCE DURING SHUTDOWNThese groups offer housing, financial shutdown assistance to unpaid feds

These groups offer housing, financial shutdown assistance to unpaid fedsThe longest partial government shutdown in history is now a month and counting and several banking institutions …