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Where people affected by government shutdown can get food assistance Friday
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Georgia Mountain Food Bank volunteers sort food and other donated items Tuesday, May 22, 2018. - photo by Scott Rogers

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will be distributing free food Friday to furloughed government employees and others affected by the federal government shutdown.

The food bank will begin distributing at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the St. John Baptist Church parking lot, 757 E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville. Distribution will go until 5:30 p.m. or until supplies last.

The federal government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history, has now lasted for more than a month.

Kay Blackstock, executive director of the food bank, said that while the event aims to reach people affected by the shutdown, anyone who needs food is welcome and people will not be required to show identification.

Food distribution for people affected by government shutdown

When: Friday, Jan. 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or until supplies last

Where: St. John Baptist Church parking lot, 757 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville

More info: 770-534-4111    

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