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How you can help furloughed federal workers

UVA Center for Politics January 24th, 2019

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The Center for Politics stands for good politics, but politics has broken down — it isn’t working, and hundreds of thousands of government workers and their families, as well as government contractors and their families, are suffering. The shutdown is the longest in United States history and shows no sign of ending.

Through no fault of their own, many people around the country now find themselves and their families in need of help.  We invite you to consider a donation to any of the following:

  1. Feeding America

Feeding America is working with a network of food banks to support affected families. On their website, you can pledge money or enter your zip code to find nearby food banks that could use your support.

To give, go to: https://www.feedingamerica.org/

  1. Capital Area Food Bank

Capital Area Food Bank, is a large anti-hunger charity in the DC area, that typically provides about three million meals in January alone.

To give, go to: https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org

  1. #ChefsForFeds

#ChefsForFeds organizes food trucks, chefs, nonprofits and businesses to provide meals for those impacted by the shutdown. It is run by World Central Kitchen, a national nonprofit organization that strives to eliminate hunger and poverty.

To give, go to: https://www.worldcentralkitchen.org/join-chefsforfeds OR Google #ChefsForFeds

  1. Greater DC Diaper Bank

In the next two weeks, the Greater DC Diaper Bank plans to distribute more than 200,000 diapers. The nonprofit says every dollar donated provides up to eight diapers. The organization also collects and distributes women’s hygiene products.

To give, go to: https://greaterdcdiaperbank.org/

  1. United for US Fund

The United Way has set up the United for US Fund — a joint effort by labor unions, corporate partners, the United Way network, and nonprofits to help federal workers, contractors and others impacted by the shutdown. The United Way says 100% of donations to the United for US Fund will go to the affected parties.

To give, Google United for US Fund.