The partial federal shutdown is affecting the Basic Food program. If you or someone you know receives these benefits, here’s what you need to know:
For ongoing updates on the impact of the partial federal shutdown on Basic Food benefits and other programs, visit the Economic Services Administration website.
- Basic Food EBT cards for February will be filled early. Be sure to budget your benefits to last to the end of February.
- You may not receive March benefits if the shutdown is not resolved.
- Find the location of your nearest food bank in case you run out of benefits. Call Parenthelp123’s Family Food Hotline at 1-888-436-6392 or visit their food bank locator.
- Visit www.211.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for multiple resources (in addition to food) specific to the government shutdown. To reach someone directly, dial 2-1-1 toll-free. If you are unable to connect by dialing 2-1-1, please call 1-877-211-9274 or text your zip code to 898211.