The federal government shutdown may add to the demand on Michigan’s food banks.
The shutdown is expected to force furloughs of many federal employees and others in Michigan. Also, programs for the poor face cuts.
Kareemah El-Amin is the executive director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan. She expects many will turn to food banks for help. She adds Michigan’s food banks are already taxed to their limit.
“So this could provide a major impact on our funding ability to meet the need,” says El Amin, “Of course, we’re going to do the best we can.”