Federal Government Shutdown: Frequently Asked Questions for SNAP Customers (DHS)

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

Resources for seniors: