Helping Government Employees During The Shutdown

Here is a list of local companies that are trying to help out during the shutdown:

Bakery Lorraine - free coffee and breakfast pastry.

Hilley & Solis Law Firm - free will creation, also willing to temporarily hire a furloughed employee.

2M Smokehouse - two pulled pork tacos and salsa on Fridays (no substitutions or sides).

San Antonio Green Laundry - The laundromat is offering federal employees who show proper ID free washes whole the federal government shutdown continues.

Harlem Globetrotters - Offering complimentary game tickets to any federal government employee currently on furlough to the team's 2019 Fan Powered North American Tour, which is coming to San Antonio on Jan. 30. Click here for more information on this freebie.

San Antonio Museum of Art - Offering free general admission to federal employees and a guest until the end of the government shutdown, with proof federal ID at the admission desk. Children 12 and under have free admission to the museum.

Texas Diaper Bank - enroll at the Texas Diaper Bank until Feb. 1 to receive six months of diapers, wipes, feminine hygiene products and parenting classes all free of charge.

Sikh Center of San Antonio - Workers and families affected by the shutdown are invited to free vegetarian meals every weekend until the shutdown ends.

These national companies are offering specials and assistance: 

Wireless providers:

  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

Assistance programs through:

  • Bank of America
  • Chase
  • Discover
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo

How You Can Help:

San Antonio Food Bank

Catholic Charities

Donate H-E-B and Walmart gift cards, restaurant gift cards and non-perishable food at 202 W. Frech Place or Guadalupe Community Center at 1801 W. Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also donate money online.

(USA Today/USA Mash/KSAT)

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