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Yelp rallies San Diego eateries to help feed 500 federal workers for free

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 18:02:24-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Local San Diego eateries are coming together to feed 500 federal employees affected by the government shutdown for free this week.

Yelp San Diego organized the event, set to take place Wednesday at the San Diego Air & Space Museum from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., to provide lunch to furloughed workers.

"We're now in the midst of the longest government shutdown in American history. There's no sign of this thing ending anytime soon, so in the wake of all the mess we've decided to gather some extremely generous local businesses together with hopes that a free meal might help 500 of you that are in need at the moment," Yelp's event description reads online.

RELATED: San Diego credit union offering interest free loans to furloughed federal employees

Meals put together by several local favorites are on the menu, including:

  • Cali Comfort BBQ
  • Lucha Libre Taco Shop
  • Simsim Outstanding Shawarma
  • Donut Bar
  • El Pollo Grill
  • Valley Farm Market
  • The Pioneer
  • Corbin's Q
  • Coop's West Texas BBQ
  • The Waterfront Bar & Grill
  • Grand Ol BBQ Y Asado

Anyone interested in attending must RSVP online here. Those invited must also bring their government ID to be admitted, so that organizers can check their name with their RSVP.

Anyone who is not a government employee but interested in helping can email dannyw@yelp.com for more information.