New Jersey gives back to help furloughed federal workers

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In the midst of the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, the state is trying to help those affected.

President Donald Trump ordered a partial government shutdown on Dec. 22, 2018 after his administration and Democrats in Congress were unable to come to an agreement over funding for border security and a wall on the United States and Mexico border.

Federal workers are not being paid while the shutdown is ongoing. Essential employees are still having to work, even without receiving a paycheck.

To offset some of the pressure of not receiving a paycheck, some New Jersey businesses are offering free services to federal employees and their immediate family.

Federal employees who are patrons of these businesses should check with store management about the offers. Patrons may be required to show their federal identifications.

A partial list of businesses can be found below:

Nirvana Indian Kitchen
29 W. Allendale Ave., Allendale
Free Lunches during shutdown

Bayshore Pharmacy
2 Bayshore Plaza, Atlantic Highlands
Deferred Payments For Federal Employees

Middletown Pharmacy
877 Main St, Belford
Deferred payments for federal employees

Steve's Burgers
506 US-46, Garfield
Free Cheeseburgers and Fries to Federal Employees
Must Show Federal ID

Craft + Therory Hair Studio
22 Sheridan Ave, Ho-Ho-Kus
Complimentary Haircut for federal worker and a family member.
Free Coffee Must Show Federal ID

Hidden Grounds Coffee
Locations in: Hoboken, Jersey City and New Brunswick
Free Coffee
Must Show Federal ID

NJ Yoga Zone
7809 Ventnor Ave, Margate City
Free Classes
Must Show Federal ID

Montclair Bread Company
16 Label St, Montclair
Free Coffee and a snack
Must Show Federal ID

25 US 22, Springfield
Free 60-Minute Jump
Tuesday-Thursday until 1/31

Mountain Creek Ski Resport
200 NJ-94, Vernon Township
Free lift tickets for furloughed workers and their families

Downtown Dhaba
266 Center Ave. Westwood
Free lunches for Federal employees

2051, 327 Franklin Ave, Wyckoff
Free Lunches
Must Show Federal ID


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