With the partial government shutdown nearing its third week, a restaurant in Colorado Springs is offering a free meal to federal employees and their families who have been impacted by the shutdown. 

Each week the government remains closed, Poor Richard's Restaurant said it will pick up the check for government employees who are not being paid. Eligible employees and their families can simply show their government ID at the register to get the offer, which started Jan 3. at 11 a.m. 

“For every week of the government partial shutdown, with government employees not being paid…Poor Richard’s Restaurant will give a FREE meal to those employees and their families,” the restaurant owners wrote in a Facebook post.  

In the post, the restaurant also encouraged other businesses to follow suit in offering furloughed federal employees help during the government shutdown. 

Poor Richard’s is located at 324. 5 North Tejon Street in Colorado Springs. 

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