Local Companies Offer Assistance To Federal Employees Impacted By Government Shutdown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Roughly 800,000 federal employees have not been receiving a paycheck due to the government shutdown.  Several businesses in the Charlotte area and nationally are offering assistance to families impacted by the shutdown.

Click the links below for more information and complete terms and conditions.

Food and Drink:

Central Coffee – Free drip coffee

Queen City Grounds – Free batch brew coffee

Pure Pizza – Free pizza

Sky Asian Bistro – Free food on Sundays from 11am – 5pm

Your Mom’s Donuts – Free donut


Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens – Free admission

Slam Charlotte – Free admission to poetry readings at Booth Playhouse

Sky Zone – Free hour of jump time every Tuesday through Thursday until January 31st

Health and Beauty:

Be Yoga – Complimentary early bird class admission

I AM YOGA – Free yoga classes

Salon M2 – Free hair cuts

The Color Bar – Free hair cuts

Pet Care:

Banfield Pet Hospital – Flexible payment options

NODA Bark and Board – Daycare and boarding fees waived for clients who are federal employees

Financial Institutions:

Chase – Offering fee reversals and waiving monthly service fees

Wells Fargo – Offering fee reversals and waivers

Cable, Television & Communication Networks:

AT&T – Flexible payment options

Comcast – Flexible payment options

DirecTV – Bill pay extension

T-Mobile – Flexible payment options

Sprint – Flexible payment options

Verizon – Promise to Pay program


Piedmont Natural Gas – Flexible payment options

**If you are a local business and are helping support federal employees during the government shutdown please email us at webteam@wccbcharlotte.com and we will add your company to the list.

Public Transportation:

CATS Providing Free Rides To Federal Employees