Federal furloughs workers and those who are working without pay, are turning to Foodbanks, who have volunteered to help their fellow citizens in the middle of the Federal Government Partial Shutdown.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, says, he does not quite understand why Federal Workers are turning to Food banks instead of obtaining short term, low interest loans.
Their are several articles that give an indepth of what he actually said. You can read about these below.
Nola.Com, January 24, 2019: Unpaid Federal Workers Should Use Loans Not Food Banks Commerce Secretary Says. Roll Call's, Niels Lesniewski's January 24, 2019 article: Wilbur Ross Doesn't Understand Why Furloughed Federal Workers Need Food Banks. CNN report, January 24, 2019, by Kate Sullivan: Wilbur Ross Doesn't 'Quite Understand' Why Furloughed Are Going To Homeless Shelters To Get Food.