Resources for Federal Employees During Shutdown

If you are a federal employee, there are options that may be available to you to cope with the financial challenges that you may be experiencing with the shutdown, as shared by USA TODAY:

Additional resources including wireless providers and local (DC-based) businesses providing support are listed here.

Source: Tyko, K. (2019, January 10). Businesses offer furlough freebies, shutdown specials and assistance to federal workers. USA TODAY. Retrieved from

UPDATE: For federal employees in NYC, the New York Common Pantry is providing bags of food – produce, dry goods and proteins to help through this time at their Manhattan and Bronx Pantry:

  • Manhattan: 8 East 109th Street, Manhattan, Wednesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Bronx: 1290 Hoe Avenue, Bronx, Thursday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Also, Masbia Soup Kitchen Network serves free hot dinner and distributes raw grocery packages to all. Masbia operates out of 3 locations throughout New York City and is open 5 days a week. Everyone is eligible no ID needed. Everyone is entitled to free sit in dinner nightly and a take-home grocery package once a week. ALL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS ARE WELCOME. See more information below. (No need to call ahead, just show up)


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