Family Government shutdown drives food assistance concerns, uncertainty

The government shutdown leaves 9 million mothers and young children that rely on government nutrition assistance wondering where the next bag of groceries will come from.

By , Associated Press

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Jacob Quick is a fat and happy 4-month-old with a big and expensive appetite. Like millions of other poor women, Jacob's mother relies on the federal Women, Infants and Children program to pay for infant formula – aid that is now jeopardized by the government shutdown.