October 14th, 2013
11:30 PM ET
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Getting out of her car, the wife of a furloughed government worker walked toward a small building full of free food.

She approached the door with her head down. An attendant asked for her name, she looked up and began to sob.
"It's ok, it's not your fault," the volunteer said as she wrapped her arms around the crying woman.

Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry, located 30 miles from the political impasse in Washington that resulted in the shutdown, put together a food giveaway tailored to affected workers not at their jobs and not being paid.

Roughly 200 people received bags of frozen meat, canned vegetables and other staples on Monday morning.

Previously:
Tears for beers. (Blame the shutdown.)
Cattle decimated by early blizzard, farmers left out in the cold
Chefs feed a furlough, starve a shutdown
Food safety hampered by shutdown

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Filed under: Hunger • Shutdown • White House


soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. RC

    I so misread the title of this article..........

    October 15, 2013 at 6:51 pm |
    • JellyBean@RC

      LM AO! Pantiez?

      October 18, 2013 at 11:14 am |
  2. Weeds

    This is some kind of messed up huh?
    Even people with good jobs are out of work, won't get paid and can't even file for unemployment or food stamps.

    October 15, 2013 at 1:03 am |
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