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Salisbury nonprofits, business offer food, toiletries to those affected by shutdown

Two local nonprofit organizations and a Salisbury-based business on Thursday will provide food and toiletries to any federal employee affected by the government shutdown.

Gemstones Academy and COMPASS, partner nonprofit organizations focused on helping boys and girls, and Behavioral Concepts, which provides consulting and other services, will offer the items to federal employees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gemstones and Compass Leadership Academy, 1927 W. Innes St.

Federal government employees can also make appointments to receive food and toiletries.

Photo identification and documentation showing that the person’s household has been affected by the shutdown are requested.

For more information, contact Alisha Byrd-Clark at 704-640-7254, Alex Clark at 980-292-2343 or Dr. Nicole Sherrill-Jamison at 704-603-6156, Ext. 1001.

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