San Antonio Food Bank prepares for demand increase during government shutdown

The USDA has said SNAP benefits will continue as scheduled through October, but officials with the nonprofit still expect a spike in need.

By Brandon Rodriguez

As the threat of a government shutdown looms, the San Antonio Food Bank is preparing for a potential increase in food insecurity, officials said Thursday. Food Bank staff are bracing for a 20% increase in demand over the first two to six weeks of a potential shutdown, Chief Sustainability Officer Michael Guerra said. One of the biggest concerns is the potential impact on the federal food assistance program SNAP, also known as food stamps...

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