JACKSON, WY – Today, January 11, marks the first day of the now 21-day government shutdown that federal employees will miss a paycheck. But locally, Jackson Whole Grocer is stepping in to keep food on the tables of locally-affected government employees.
Dubbed the “JWG Federal Worker Appreciation Program,” Whole Grocer will now provide a line of credit and a 10 percent discount to federal government employees affected by the current shutdown.
“We are facing a grim reality that federal workers in our community may become food insecure as a result of the shutdown,” said JWG Owner Jeff Rice. “We would like to do our part to help alleviate some of the pain and stress that come with these circumstances.”
Starting today, if you are a government employee who is affected by the current shutdown, you are invited to take part in this program. JWG is offering a no-interest line of credit up to $200 per week, and a 10 percent discount on your purchases. No payments will be required until the government reopens. For more information please email [email protected] or stop by the customer service desk at JWG.