Restaurant offers meals to federal workers as shutdown stretches on

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WAYNESBORO,Va.(WHSV) -- A restaurant will offer meals free of charge this week to federal workers impacted by the partial government shutdown.

Owners of the restaurant stated that they are always looking at ways in helping those in their community.

Roderick Martin and Jason Lewis — the owners of Wings of Waynesboro located off of North Delphine Ave — wanted to help their community at a time of need.

"We can see that it affects the community," said Lewis. "There are people that we know that are being affected by the government shutdown. I have relatives that are being affected and it's just something we can do."

Martin and Lewis said as owners of a small business, they can relate to challenges of covering all expenses.

"We can identify with struggling and trying to make ends meet," Lewis said.

The restaurant is known best for the wings but serves a large assortment of other food — including Philly cheese-steaks, coconut shrimp and veggie burgers.

Wings of Waynesboro will begin serving those meals all week starting on Tuesday until Saturday.

The owners stated all you need to receive the meal is your government I.D. badge.

Wings of Waynesboro is located at 608 N Delphine Ave unit b, Waynesboro, VA 22980