Food bank boosts service as federal workers miss paychecks

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is offering extra services to furloughed federal employees while the government is closed, WITF reported on Monday.

Read the full story here.

Meanwhile, grocery retailers are bracing for possible inventory strains thanks to the government shutdown.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently decided that it will distribute February food stamp benefits in late January rather than early February to ensure recipients still get the financial help they need while the government is closed. This could make grocery store sales fluctuate more dramatically between the two months. Read the full Business Journal story here.

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