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CalFresh Could be Affected by Partial Government Shutdown

Thousands of people in Butte County who depend on CalFresh could be affected if the government shutdown continues.

Posted: Jan 10, 2019 4:47 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2019 5:25 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Thousands of people in Butte County who depend on CalFresh could be affected if the government shutdown continues.

CalFresh is known as SNAP at the federal level.

The federally-funded program gives the county about $5 million per month. 

A public information officer from Butte County told Action News Now that the county is working with the state to help people who will be affected. 

"System staff at the local level and state level are at the process of meeting over the next several days to figure out how they would do that," said Casey Hatcher, public information officer for Butte County. "The goal here is that people don't go without this benefit because it's vital to making sure that families get food on the table." 

More than 30,000 people receive CalFresh benefits. 

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