It is day 26 of the partial government shutdown and some federal workers have already experienced not receiving a paycheck. Things could become or are already tight for families because of the shutdown. However, there are a few restaurants throughout Lexington that are helping furloughed workers and their families get through this difficult time.
Critchfield Meats are giving turkeys or cooked hams to about 300 furloughed workers.
Chef Ouita Michel is giving a helping hand with some of her restaurants. Holly Hill Inn is giving a free spaghetti and meatball dinner on Monday, January 21 from 4 pm until 6 pm. Zim’s Cafe, Windy Corner Market, Wallace Station, and both Smithtown Seafood locations are giving free lunches between 11 am and 3 pm on Thursday, January 17.
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe is having half-price meals on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 for furloughed workers and their families.
Palmers Fresh Grill is doing a buy one meal get another free for as long as the shutdown lasts.
Don’t forget about the pup or kitty. The Lexington Humane Society has a food program called Food Bank for Pets and urge furloughed federal workers to come grab a bag to help feed their animals. This food bank is open year round and is at their administration building.
For family entertainment, the Aviation Museum is offering free admission to furloughed employees and families. Free admittance will last as long as the shutdown does.
All locations require a valid Government I.D.
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