food bank council of michigan en Federal government shutdown may add to Michigan's food bank demand <p>The federal government shutdown may add to the demand on Michigan&rsquo;s food banks.</p><p>The shutdown is expected to force furloughs of many federal employees and others in Michigan.&nbsp; Also, programs for the poor face cuts.</p><p>Kareemah El-Amin is the executive director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan.&nbsp; She expects many will turn to food banks for help.&nbsp;&nbsp; She adds Michigan&rsquo;s food banks are already taxed to their limit.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:02:37 +0000 Steve Carmody 14668 at