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Some Area Food Pantries Could Run Short During Shutdown



The federal government shutdown could put a strain on food pantries in the La Crosse area…

Some low-income families might not get their food stamps on schedule, so they could visit community food shelves. And pantries such as the Salvation Army could run short of government-supplied food, according to

Shelly Krause with the Hunger Task Force in La Crosse. Her organization does not get federal funding, but she expects a greater demand for the Task Force resources because of government cutbacks.  Julie Nelson at the Salvation Army of La Crosse says her agency’s food supply has not been affected yet by the shutdown.



A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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