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ACFS to feed federal workers affected by shutdown


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Over 400 workers in Talladega have been affected by the government shutdown. Alabama Childhood Food Solutions plans to help a portion of those workers.

Because of the longest shutdown in US history, federal employees have not seen a paycheck in over 35 days, according to ACFS Executive Director Jim Jones.

On Monday, Jones’ organization will give away food to employees of the Talladega Correctional Institution.

He explained ACFS is prepared to give away over 30,000 pounds of food to 150 families.

Jones understands the shutdown could be over as early as this weekend, but also knows it could be a few weeks before families are back on their feet.

“Having been without the income for 35 days, people still won’t be able to care for themselves for the next 2-5 weeks,” the director explained. “We are going to monitor this to make sure they have food.”

Jones also said the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement is preparing to take care of other needs.

ACFS is located at 114 Canyon Ridge Road in Sylacauga. Food will be disbursed beginning at noon Monday until 2:00 p.m. Those needing food must have their Federal ID.

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