The partial government shutdown continues through its 16th day and with no end in sight, many federal employees are feeling the strain on their finances.
Of those impacted by the shutdown is the United States Coast Guard, who are working without pay until the shutdown ends.
To help ease the financial burden, a local restaurant has stepped up to help Coast Guard members and their families.
The Iron Room in Atlantic City is offering free meals this week to Coast Guard members and their families.
Officials with the restaurant say this is just a small way they can give back and say thanks to the men and women who sacrifice so much for their community.
"The government shutdown is unfortunate, so we want to make sure that they get a good meal and let them know that we appreciate all their hard work and dedication," said
All active Coast Guard members and their spouses can come in for a free dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Members will receive the popular midweek special valued at $19.95. This week’s meal is the Iron Room meatloaf with mushroom, pea and carrot hash, in a porcini veloute sauce.
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