As the partial government shutdown stretches into the 4th week, one West Coast fast food restaurant is stepping up to help government workers who may not have enough money to feed their families.
President Donald Trump ordered the partial U.S. government shutdown on Dec. 22 after Congress failed to approve his budget request for $5.7 billion to build a wall at the southern border.
Taco Pete, a national restaurant chain that serves Mexican cuisine as well as hot dogs, chicken wings and sandwiches, is serving up free tacos to government workers at its Los Angeles location.
The restaurant posted a message on social media inviting furloughed workers to eat for free at its S. Central location - 12007 S. Central Avenue in Los Angeles.
The message reads:
"Attention ALL Government employees it is with our deepest understanding of the current government, that all government employees will not be receiving their paychecks during this SHUTDOWN!!!
We here at TACO PETE know times like these are extremely hard and out of your control. We are here to help. Come to our location with your valid government issued ID and we will kindly donate to you a family pack of 8 tacos your choice of meat with 2 orders of French fries and two sodas. It will be once a day every Wednesday for however long the Shutdown Last.
Please it is with generosity that we our [sic] extending ourselves.
On Tuesday, angry social media users bashed President Donald Trump for serving fast food to the Clemson Tigers during their visit to the White House on Monday to celebrate winning the college football national championship.
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