Millions of people are at risk of losing food assistance in the ongoing government shutdown, according to state officials. Experts say funding is expected to run out next month for food stamps, school meals, and nutrition for pregnant women and children. The USDA said children will continue to be fed breakfast, lunch and after-school meals through February. It is unclear what other steps will be taken to assist low-income families with groceries if the shutdown continues past when funding is available.
The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would keep providing food assistance to poor Americans in February, but warned it had no solution in place for March if the funding shortfall continues.