LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Department of Public Social Services says it will issue food stamps early amid the ongoing federal government shutdown.
The DPSS says they are issuing February’s CalFresh benefit distribution, more commonly known as food stamps, to eligible households on Wednesday to ensure L.A. County’s most vulnerable residents receive their benefits without interruption.READ MORE: McDonald's To Roll Out Meatless 'McPlant' Burger In South Bay On Nov. 3
The agency reiterated that the early distribution is not additional benefits, but an early issuance of February’s CalFresh benefits.READ MORE: Anesthesiologist Dr. Amir Friedman Sentenced For Bribery Charges
“Households are urged to budget their benefits accordingly to ensure that they have funds available to purchase food in the month of February,” DPSS officials said in a statement.MORE NEWS: 2 Men Arrested In 2019 Murder Of Jeffery Chen; Body Found In Trunk Of Car Parked In Stanton
CalFresh customers can contact DPSS Customer Service at (866) 613-3777.