As the longest government shutdown in United States history drags on, 800,000 citizens are faced to live life without a paycheck. With many going without food, healthcare and other necessities, businesses have stepped up help in times of need.
Queens native Nas, got the idea on Martin Luther King Day to treat the furloughed employees to free meals. All four Sweet Chick locations in New York City plus the franchise in Hollywood will provide free meals to those presenting their government employee ID.
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“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” -MLK …… • today at all @sweetchicklife locations we honor the words of Dr King and in support of our Government Employees we are offering FREE Chicken & Waffles Mon-Friday 11am-4pm to all Federal Employees impacted by the shutdown…please have Federal ID and we hope to serve you as you have served us . LOVE #SweetChickLife ❤️ … now-Gov open for biz
John Seymour, who co-owns Sweet Chick with Nas recognizes the importance of giving back.
“There are a lot of hard working people out there not getting a paycheck. We wanted to take care of the people who take care of us.” says Seymour.
NY Daily News reports on average, 40 furloughed employees receive meals at Sweet Chick locations since MLK day.