ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dozens of federal workers who are not receiving paychecks due to the partial shutdown of the federal government have contacted Roadrunner Food Bank seeking information about getting groceries.
And those are just the people who identified themselves as furloughed federal workers, so there are likely many more, Roadrunner Food Bank spokeswoman Sonya Warwick said Wednesday – the 26th day of the shutdown.
“We began receiving calls a couple of weeks ago from federal employees who expressed concern about not having enough food for their families,” she said. “We’ve been connecting them to food bank and pantry partners in their local communities where they can access food.”
An estimated 10,700 federal workers in New Mexico are caught up in the government shutdown. Many are not working, and others are working without pay.