CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Ahead of a potential Government shutdown, the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation is preparing for its impacts.

the organization is forecasting a 40% increase in consumption on what they give out to veterans and military families. They usually help about 400 military families a week with food assistance.

Operations are set to begin at Joint Base Cape Cod in sandwich as soon as next week to support active duty military and veterans.

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