For AT&T customers affected by the shutdown, the company is offering flexible payment options to keep your services up and running. AT&T says "just because the government is shut down doesn't mean your phone, TV, and internet should stop working too."

Other major wireless providers including Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon are also willing to work with affected government employees. 

Dallas Flooring Warehouse and S&H Distributing

Looking for a job? The company is hiring furloughed workers on a temporary contract while the shutdown is in place. 

Twisted Trompo

$1 tacos to federal employees who bring in their badge

Hope Supply Co: Diapers and hygiene products

Hope Supply Co., a nonprofit that helps the homeless and at-risk children with supplies, school materials, toiletries, diapers and more. They are the largest diaper bank in Texas and are offering a week's worth of free diapers, baby wipes, baby hygiene products and adult hygiene items to federal workers. Government workers are required to bring their ID to the venue to pick up products. The drive will take place on Friday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10480 Shady Trail, Suite 104. 

Sharing Life Community Outreach: Food pantry

The church wants your help in identifying families that need assistance right now. On their Facebook page, they say they're ready to help local families provide nutritious food to anyone in need. 

Alamo Drafthouse DFW: Free movies

Alamo Drafthouse DFW is offering all federal employees free movies throughout the month of January to help cure the "shutdown blues."

Monday through Thursday, in January, government employees affected by the shutdown are eligible for one free ticket per day when they show federal ID at the box office. The free ticket is only for the federal employee -- no plus ones.

Operation Kindness: Free pet food and cat litter 

Operation Kindness will hand out free bags of pet food and cat litter to government employees affected by the shutdown. The food and litter will be handed out from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 17) and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Jan. 19) at their Pet Food Pantry located at 3959 Belt Line Road in Addison. 

Plano ISD: Free/reduced meals

Furloughed employees can apply for free or reduced priced meals for students in the Plano Independent School District. Parents can apply on Plano ISD's Food and Nutritional Services website. Applications take 10 days to be processed. 


Chase is encouraging affected customers to reach out to discuss available hardship programs. They can do so by calling 1-888-356-0023.

EECU in Fort Worth: Financial assistance

Education Employees Credit Union is offering people affected by the shutdown some financial assistance during this difficult time. To get assistance, they're asking you to call 817-882 0067.

First Command in Fort Worth: Financial assistance

Bank of America: Financial assistance

Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Holocaust Museum: Free tickets to government employees during the furlough period.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar: Twenty-five percent off

On Jan. 23, Hopdoddy is giving away a burger, fries and a drink to anyone with a federal government ID. After that they're offering 25 percent off throughout the remainder of the shutdown. 

Modern Barbering Academyfree haircuts every Tuesday and Wednesday to Federal employees that are affected by the Government shutdown. Present your work badge and please call 214-763-5040 in advance of your visit. Modern Barbering Academy is located at 3776 Arapaho Rd. Addison, TX 75001.

Fort Brewery and Pizza: Get a free full or individual size pizza of your choice, non-alcoholic drink of your choice. Be sure to bring your current, valid government ID.  

MORE: List of more companies assisting those affected by the furlough