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