Grab the tissues. This is heartbreaking -- and just remember that this is happening in 2019.

A food pantry in Toms River shared a heartbreaking story on social media about a government worker that was unable to feed her family in the wake of the partial government shutdown.

The identity of the woman and her role in the federal government is unknown.

The People's Pantry Relief Center shared the following story on social media:

Today we had a young woman come in who is currently a government worker. She has not been able to collect pay for weeks and yet the Bill's[sic] keep rolling in. She has never been to a food pantry before but out of fear that she would not be able to feed her family she built up the strength and came in. We where able to give her a variatey[sic] of meats, fresh vegetables, bakery, and canned goods. She can now happily feed her family for the next week without having to stress. If you or anyone else you know in ocean county is currently in the same situation we invite you to come in and get all of your food essentials. We are here for you!

The pantry stresses to government workers that might be in the same situation due to the shutdown, to come to the pantry and that they are there for you:

The People's Pantry Relief Center

1769 Hooper Avenue 

Toms River, NJ 08753

They are open weekdays (Mon-Fri) from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and closed on the weekends.

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