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Feeding the Children During the Shutdown

Patricia Jones, 34, center, is hugged by her 4-year-old daughter Pashalae Armstrong, 4, center left, while talking to The Associated Press outside of her home in Newark, N.J., with her other children, Nature Harris, 15, top, and  Latrell Armstrong, 2, right. Jones was denied getting a proof printout of Harris' disability to apply for government aid because the shutdown has closed her local social security office.

Feeding the Children During the Shutdown

October 4, 2013


Like millions of other low-income women, Jones relies on the federal

Women, Infants and Children program to pay for infant formula, a

program that's now jeopardized by the federal government shutdown. New

Jersey and other states say they have enough money to operate the

program for another few weeks, but advocates worry what will happen

next.