Restaurants and other businesses are advertising discounts and free offers for federal workers affected by the ongoing government shutdown as a way of easing the stress caused by missed paychecks.
Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon is offering free lift tickets to furloughed federal employees and their immediate families. Government ID and furlough notice required.
CompleteCare Health Network in Cape May, Cumberland and Gloucester counties will cover out-of-pocket costs incurred by government workers and their families. Patients should bring government IDs to health care visit. See completecarenj.org.
Gregory’s Restaurant and Bar in Somers Point is giving free tacos on Tuesdays and Thursdays to federal workers affected by the shutdown. Call 609-927-6665.
The Iron Room in Atlantic City is offering a free meal for active Coast Guard members and their spouses, Tuesdays through Thursdays. Drinks, tax and tip are not included, and Coast Guard ID is required. Call 609-348-6400.
The C-View in Cape May is offering 50 percent off all food menu items. Call 609-884-4712.
The Harlem Globetrotters are offering two free tickets to federal workers whose pay is affected by the shutdown. Recipients must show their government ID at the box office. The team will play at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on March 7.
The Atlantic County SPCA is offering cat and dog food for impacted federal workers struggling to feed their pets. Call 609-927-9059.
Ducktown Tavern in Atlantic City is offering free meals to furloughed Coast Guard employees and enlistees working for delayed pay, and 15 percent off for other federal employees similarly affected by the government shutdown. Tax, tip and drinks not included. Call 609-449-1212.
Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is offering two free tickets to any federal employees who show their government ID at the box office.
Lucy the Elephant in Margate is offering free entrance to impacted federal workers and their immediate family. Through March, the National Historic Landmark is open Saturday and Sunday. Recipients must show valid government ID.
Hair Designs by Christopher, a salon in Mays Landing, is offering free haircuts to furloughed employees and their immediate family Monday and Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call 609-837-0428 to make an appointment.
Manco & Manco Pizza is offering free pizza to all Coast Guard personnel and their families. Recipients must have ID.
Spectrum Fitness & Rehab is offering a complimentary evaluation with a licensed physical therapist and home program “to manage the pain and strengthen their injury” at their four locations in Northfield, Ocean View, Rio Grande and Turnersville. Government ID is required. Call 609-204-4849.
Robert’s Place in Margate is offering a limited menu for free to all federal workers, including pizza, pork roll and cheese sandwich, and a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with a cup of soup. Call 609-823-5050.
Gateway Community Action Partnership in Bridgeton is offering food packages. A distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at 65 Manheim Ave. Call 856-451-6330.
Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League is offering a shutdown relief appreciation dinner and distributing gift cards to families. The dinner will be held between 6 and 9 p.m. Jan. 31. Call 609-645-8413.
Homestead Barbershop will provide free haircuts to federal employees who stop by the shop in Mays Landing. Call 609-625-4766.
Little Water Distillery in Atlantic City is offering free tours and spirits tastings to anybody currently furloughed.
Cumberland County College, starting Saturday at a home men's basketball game, the student life and athletic department will host a food drive to benefit furloughed federal employees. All attendees who bring a donation will gain free admission to each home game between Saturday and Feb. 1.