Federal Government Shutdown Food Assistance Resources
The D.C. Food Policy Council has a comprehensive list of food resources available to D.C. residents during the shutdown.
Information for SNAP Recipients about February Benefits from DHS
Due to the federal government shutdown, all states including the District of Columbia are issuing SNAP benefits early for February 2019. Many residents received their SNAP benefits for February on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Find more information about February benefits for current SNAP recipients.
Guidance for Furloughed District Residents Seeking Public Benefits from DHS
Furloughed federal workers experiencing food or financial insecurity can apply for SNAP and other benefits. Learn more.
Additional Resources for All Residents
- The SHARE Network (1-800-21-SHARE) is a wholesale food cooperative that can provide $40-$50 worth of food for just $21 and 2 hours of volunteer work per month.
- Food and Friends (202-269-2277) provides home delivered meals and groceries to people with serious illnesses (HIV/AIDS, cancer, poorly-controlled diabetes, or receiving hospice care) that limit their ability to get food for themselves. Must be referred by a healthcare provider.
- Emergency Food and Other Social Services: The Capital Area Food Bank Network
- Grocery Stores and Other Healthy Food Access: The Healthy Food Access Portal
- Free Summer Meals Sites
- Farmers’ markets, information on Produce Plus, and Community Food Guides: DC Greens
- D.C. WIC Clinics
- D.C. ESA Offices: for SNAP/Food Stamps, TANF, etc.
Resources for seniors: