The City of Greensboro can’t officially hire new employees. They have to wait on federal background checks.
Author: Erica Stapleton
Published: 6:22 PM EST January 21, 2019
Updated: 6:25 PM EST January 21, 2019
GREENSBORO, North Carolina — It’s day 31 of the government shutdown and it’s only getting harder for impacted families.
On Monday, the Out of the Garden Project put on a second special food drive in Guilford County to help workers impacted by the government shutdown. They say they’ve seen a lot of TSA families and even Coast Guard recruiters. In the first hour of the drive, they already surpassed the number of families they helped last week.
“Last Wednesday we gave out 15,000 pounds of food so it will probably be upward of 20,000, maybe 30,000 that we give out today,” explains co-founder Kristy Milholin.
The shutdown is having a ripple effect: putting certain food inspections, court cases and investigations on hold.