COLORADO SPRINGS – Thousands of federal workers in Colorado just missed a paycheck due to the ongoing government shutdown, luckily some local businesses are stepping up to help.
While the shutdown is now tied for the longest in U.S. history, with no end in sight, a handful of organizations are offering a helping hand.
Below is a list of businesses, restaurants and organizations who are offering deals to those affected by the shutdown:
- AT&T is waiving late fees and will provide extensions for those affected by the shutdown
- Care and Share offers food to those in need, including employees affected by the shutdown. Click here for locations near you to pick up free food
- My Neighbor’s Cupboard in Penrose is a food pantry that operates solely through contributions from the public
- Happy Cats Haven is offering free cat food to pet owners affected by the shutdown
- Fazoli’s is offering a free Pizza Baked Spaghetti with the purchase of a drink for affected individuals
- My Neighbor’s Cupboard in Penrose is offering food to those who need it
- The Pikes Peak United Way is offering help for furloughed employees. Call 211 for resources that can help
- Poor Richard’s in Colorado Springs is offering free meals to federal government employees and their families
- Ringside Barbershop in Pueblo is offering free haircuts for affected employees. Just ask for Rich or Derek when you go
Is your business or organization offering deals to affected employees? Tell us about it! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with information about how you’re helping. We’ll update this list as we receive more.
Care and share.org/find food coincides with mobile food pantry on Jan. 18 from 3-8 p.m., everyone can come, including government employees