Nebraska is one of the states least affected by the federal government shutdown but it's hitting Omaha in some surprising ways.
Groups that help protect women said they'll be hurting if a solution isn't found soon because funding for the violence against women act is on hold.
The Women's Center of Advancement said if this shutdown lasts another week and a half, many people are in danger of not being able to eat.
Although the center has yet to be hit, employees say the organization will help to pay for clients groceries with emergency expenses, and that is something they are prepared to do if the shutdown lasts.
Until the shutdown is lifted, the WCA said its clients who rely on food stamps to eat can turn to the center for support.
Right now, the WCA relies on a grant provided through the violence against women act; it helps with month to month costs.
With no one currently available to review the reports, their funding will also be put on hold; meaning any money to help those on food stamps will need to come from extra funds.
Another Omaha non-profit, Open Door Mission, said it expects to see more people coming in because of the shutdown.
Although the Open Door Mission isn't funded by the government, employees are anticipating people turning to them for food until the shutdown is over.