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SoCal food banks are getting ready to feed unpaid federal workers

Pastor Darryl Jackson unloads boxes of donated food at Love Chapel in Ontario, Jan. 15 2019 (David Wagner/KPCC).
Pastor Darryl Jackson unloads boxes of donated food at Love Chapel in Ontario, Jan. 15 2019 (David Wagner/KPCC).
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In what has become the longest government shutdown on record, federal workers missed their first paycheck last week. Now Southern California food banks are getting ready to feed them.

One Inland Empire church is opening a food pantry this weekend to help employees at the nearby Ontario International Airport, many of whom are currently working without pay.