If Congress doesn't agree on a federal budget by Oct. 1, the government could see another shutdown -- and that would cut off supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits, commonly known as food stamps. More than 750,000 Oregonians receive these federally funded SNAP benefits.
Without federal funding, the program will run out of money to distribute benefits in early October.
Bend resident Jessica Resch, who gets around $300 a month in SNAP benefits, said the program is a huge part of being able to provide for her 5-year-old daughter.
"I mean, being a single mom, it's really difficult to make sure she has food all the time. So, the food benefits are extremely helpful," Resch said. "If we didn't have it, I'd be pretty upset."
The last time the federal government shut down in 2013, SNAP benefits continued with reserve dollars. But those funds are now dried up.
Resch said that if her SNAP benefits don't come through in October, she'll visit food banks to supplement her grocery supply.
Members of Congress have been in a dispute over funding for Planned Parenthood ahead of the budget vote. Republicans want to defund the agency over recently released videos that raised questions about the handling of fetal tissue, and had said they wouldn't approve the budget until Planned Parenthood was addressed.
But House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, advanced a stopgap funding measure Friday that would fund the government without stipulations around Planned Parenthood.
Boehner made the move on the same day he announced he would leave the House at the end of next month.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.