This is the longest partial government shutdown in history and because of that, a lot of those affected are starting to feel the hurt of not getting their regular paychecks.
Local communities have stepped up to help those people out.
Here’s a list:
Paying the Bills
Norfolk — The city is working with those affected by the shutdown including payment plans for bills, parking and property taxes.
Virginia Beach — The city is working with those affected by providing payment plans for any bills its residents need assistance with paying.
The Salvation Army — The Hampton Roads Command has programs where people can apply for assistance with their utility bills.
Stocking the Pantry
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore — They are offering expanded distribution days for those affected by the partial government shutdown.
The Salvation Army — They are also running a food pantry five days a week, Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 5525 Raby Road, Norfolk.
Dinner with a Deputy — The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a free meal on Jan. 28 at 411 Integrity Way in Virginia Beach. They are looking for volunteers.
Judeo-Christian Outreach Center — they are providing a food pantry Monday to Friday starting at 10 a.m. and Saturday at noon.