Federal workers: If you're struggling, these Hampton Roads locations want to help!

As the partial government shutdown nears one full month, thousands of federal workers remain furloughed without pay. If you're one of them, the following places in Hampton Roads want to help -- Use this list to find out where to go and get the free food and services you need! 


Plaza Del Sol

2200 Colonial Ave. # 1, Norfolk, VA 23517

The owner of Plaza Del Sol is offering free tacos to any of the federal workers affected by the shutdown. 


11739 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23606
1204 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Through January 27, Fazoli's is offering a free pizza baked spaghetti! 

Kahiau's Bakery & Cafe

3712 S. Plaza Trail, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Kahiau's Bakery & Cafe is offering a free breakfast anytime during the day until the shutdown is over; just be sure to show them your ID. 

Courtesy of Kahiau's Bakery & Cafe

Mona Lisa Restaurant & Bar

3574 N. Military Highway Ste. C, Norfolk, Virginia

Mona Lisa Restaurant & Bar is offering a free slice of pizza to Coast Guard members until the shutdown is over. They are located off Military Highway in Norfolk! 

Courtesy of Mona Lisa Restaurant & Bar

Dog Care

Wag's Doogie Day Care

950 W. 21st St., Norfolk, VA 23517

Current Wag's members will receive free doggie daycare! 

Courtesy of Wag's Doogie Day Care



All 22 YMCA locations are waiving January fees for furloughed employees. 

Destruction Room

4425 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

The Destruction Room is allowing those affected by the shutdown to smash items for free. What great way to relieve stress! 

Courtesy of The Destruction Room

Mike's Mechanical 

30 McKinley Dr., Newport News, VA 23608
15680 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608

Mike's Mechanical is offering up to $200 HVAC service free to those within a 25-mile radius! Be sure that your system is up and running safely! 

Push Comedy

763 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23510

Push Comedy is offering a free night on them to those who have been affected; just show your ID at the door. Getting in a good laugh is a great way to relieve some stress! 

Courtesy of Push Comedy

Christopher Newport University (CNU)

1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

CNU is waiving the application fees for children of federal employees. If your kiddo is looking to head to college in the fall, this is the time to apply!

Courtesy of Christopher Newport University

If you are personally affected by the shutdown, take advantage of these places that want to help! Turn a bad time into something good, and help out a small business. 

Looking for some more information on the shutdown? Check out this article about how the FDA is being affected.

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