Bagel shop offering free food and coffee to government workers

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Another business in Grand Junction is doing what they can to help out folks impacted by the federal government shutdown.

Einstein Bros. Bagels is offering people free breakfast or coffee.

With no end in sight, government workers furloughed by the shutdown will likely go another pay period without a paycheck. The owner of Einstein says their offer is good every day until furloughed government employees can go back to work.

"If this helps at all by providing a breakfast every day, or an extra caffeine boost that you need, we are hoping you will come in and participate and enjoy a little give back from us. We appreciate you and thank you for it,” said John Cassity, the owner of several Einstein locations in the Grand Junction area.

The shutdown, that’s already the longest in history, is in its 28th day Friday. Although many workers are not working, there are also many that are working without a paycheck, like TSA employees and IRS workers.

Just have a valid government I.D. on hand if you head to Einstein Bros. Bagels.