Widespread effects are being felt here in South Jersey as the government shutdown is now in its fourth full week with no end in sight.

It's officially the longest shutdown in US history. A number of companies, businesses and charities in South Jersey have been offering discounts and help to workers and families who are feeling the stress and anxiety of not getting their paychecks die to the Government Shutdown.

Even more places in South Jersey are offering help and discounts on food, according to the Press of Atlantic City: Here's an updated list.

Gregory's Restaurant and Bar - Somers Point: Federal Workers affected by shutdown can get Free tacos on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The C-C-View Inn - Cape May: 50 percent off all food menu items until elected officials lift the current government shut down for active personal of the US Coast Guard and their families.

The Iron Room - Atlantic City: Free meal for active Coast Guard members and their spouses Tuesdays through Thursdays with Coast Guard ID. Drinks tax and tips not included.

The Community Food Bank in Egg Harbor Township:  Offering help to those in need affected by the shutdown with one-time emergency food assistance. You can call the Food Bank located on  at 609-383-8843 for more info.

Atlantic County SPCA Federal workers can request help for pet food.

Harlem Globetrotters: Two free tickets are available for federal workers felling the affects of the shutdown.  You must show your government ID. Look for the Harlem Globetrotters to play Boardwalk Hall on Match 7th.   

Lucy The Elephant Impacted federal workers and their immediate family can visit Lucy for free. Valid government ID must be shown at entrance.

Ducktown Tavern: You can get a free meal if you're a Coast Guard employer or enlistee working for delayed pay. Tax, tip and drinks not included

Hard Rock Atlantic City: Two free tickets at Howie Mandel's Comedy Club to federal employees. Must show government ID.

Manco and Manco: Free pizza for Coast Guard employees and their immediate  families.  Must show valid ID.

Hair Designs by Christopher: Located on Main street in  Mays Landing. Free haircuts are available to furloughed employees and their immediate family on Monday and Tuesday's only between 9 AM and 4 PM. 609-837-0428 for appointments and you must show valid ID.

Robert's Place in Margate: Located on Atlantic Avenue. Limited free menu for federal workers. Valid ID required.

Spectrum Fitness & Rehab: 4 locations include Oceanview, Rio Grande, Turnersville and Northfield. Must show Government ID for a complimentary evaluation with a licensed physical;l therapist.


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