An official with a Roseville food shelf said there could be an increased demand for their service soon if the state government shutdown drags on.
“I anticipate we will see an increase in food distribution due to the state shutdown either on the state workers or on (some) clients of state services” if the general shutdown lasts at least another week, said Christine Pulver, director of Keystone Community Services, which a has a Roseville office at the Hamline Shopping Center.
One impact: Food distribution is down somewhat because the state is not currently administering the federal USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program, Pulver said. That program accounts for about 20 percent of Keystone’s food distribution, she said
So far, client demand for food distribution from Keystone Community Services has been running at typical levels, Pulver said. She noted the Roseville office generally distributes about 15,000 pounds of food per week to about 500 people.