NC officials provide aid to food banks during gov't shutdown - WRBL

NC officials provide aid to food banks during gov't shutdown

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

Food banks in North Carolina are getting much needed funds from state officials.

Gov. Pat McCrory approved $750,000 of state funds for seven regional food banks that are part of the N.C. Association of Feeding America's Food Banks during an event in Charlotte.

In addition to the $750,000, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the state justice department is giving $2 million in consumer restitution funds to help fight hunger.

McCrory released the funds to help the food banks handle the increasing demand created from the partial government shutdown.

"It's time for the president and Congress to remember who they work for. The American people pay taxes 365 days a year and have the right to expect the federal government to be fully operational every day of the year," said McCrory. "Federal services are not political chess pieces. Real people are being impacted in very real ways. The political brinkmanship must end."

Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos joined the governor in calling on Washington to resolve the disagreements that have paralyzed portions of the federal government.

"This is heartbreaking. My top concern is that, as the shutdown lingers, there will be hardship for those who depend on these services," Wos said. "The situation remains very fluid, but I am committed to doing everything in my power to minimize the impact on our most vulnerable citizens. I urge federal officials to fulfill their responsibilities."

Last week, the partial federal shutdown forced a two-day suspension of issuing new vouchers for the Women Infants and Children (WIC) food and nutrition program. During the suspension, officials from DHHS and the Office of State Budget and Management

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