StreetWise providing mobile pantry for furloughed federal workers

A Lawrenceville-based organization, StreetWise Georgia, opened up its pantry the weekend of January 23rd to help local federal workers who have been furloughed during the ongoing federal government shutdown.

StreetWise President Terry Powell said about 10 federal employees came to a regular mobile pantry the organization hosted earlier this month to get some supplies. That prompted the group to hold a special one for the furloughed workers, where each employee received 200 pounds of food and hygiene products.

“(The goal of Saturday’s pantry) is to take care of some folks who are really in situations that a lot of them have never been in before,” Powell said. “Most of them have been employed by the government for quite a while, so they’ve probably been without a paycheck and are a little queasy and uncertain about what the future holds …

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