KALW Radio: What did the shutdown tell us about the hidden needs in our communities?

February 13, 2019

During the government shutdown, government workers going without pay turned to food banks for support. But furloughed workers are not the only Americans for whom missing a paycheck is a serious emergency: Forty percent can’t afford an unexpected $400 expense. What did the shutdown tell us about the immense need in our communities, and what services are available?

That question was explored by KALW Radio “Your Call” Host Renee Kemp – speaking to Sean Brooks, Food Bank Executive Director of Programming, and Ellen Hammerle, Vice President of Client Services at Catholic Charities of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo.

Hear the entire interview here