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“We don’t have any food right now,” she said. “There’s no food in our house.” Harris is one of a small number of people, so far, whose access to federal benefits like food stamps is cut off because there is no one in Washington to keep those programs running.
And as the shutdown drags on the government funding is drying up. Several nonprofits in Massachusetts that receive subsidies for the apartments they provide to low-income residents are scrambling to keep their other programs running while the federal money runs out.