What did the shutdown tell us about the hidden needs in our communities?
On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss what resources are available for Americans facing a a housing, money or food crisis.
During the government shutdown, government workers going without pay turned to food banks for support. But furloughed workers are not the only Americans for whom missing a paycheck is a serious emergency: Forty percent can’t afford an unexpected $400 expense. What did the shutdown tell us about the immense need in our communities, and what services are available?
Sean Brooks, Executive Director of Programming at the San Francisco - Marin Food Bank
Ellen Hammerle, Vice President of Client Services at Catholic Charities of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo