Raphael Richmond of Southeast Washington and her children receive their food stamps on the 8th of each month. Now, in the aftermath of a government cut, the monthly wait is seeming a bit longer.
Raphael Richmond, 41, of Southeast Washington says a prayer before leaving the house to wait in line for food from a nonprofit group called Bread for the City. She receives food stamps to feed her family on the 8th of each month, but her $246 benefit is not enough. For much of the month, she depends on a cycle of giveaways and food pantries. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post Buy Photo