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A Roseville Food Shelf Sees Increased Demand Coming

Service needs based on length of state government shutdown.

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. 

brian November 25, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Have a qustion my last job hasnt payed me for over a month thati was there and now i am stranded in my apartment with no food and money for gas or the bus and dont know what to do already called the state about not getting payed and went down town aplyed for food stamps but they said that could take a couple of weeks need help please

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