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Pizza, groceries, payment plans being offered to federal employees in Lompoc

Posted at 3:39 PM, Jan 24, 2019

Help is being offered to federal workers in Lompoc and other parts of Santa Barbara County as the government shutdown stretches into day 34.

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is extending free food distribution to federal employees Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc and Santa Barbara.

Wildwest Pizza and Grill in Lompoc has been offering free pizzas to federal employees for a few weeks now. The restaurant says it expected to have given out more than 400 pizzas by Thursday.

Grocery Outlet in Lompoc announced Thursday federal employees can receive $10 toward any in-store purchase for every week that the shutdown continues.

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$10 off for all federal employees. Please get the word out so we can help as many people as possible. Details below. • $10 off any purchase to spend here in store with no minimum purchase required. That means you can get $10 worth of items each week of the shutdown for free, or get $10 off of your overall purchase each week. This excludes alcohol, dairy, and gift cards. • The coupon is not required in-store. Please mention this program/post and present a valid federal ID at the checkstand, we’ll take care of you from there. • Thank you to everyone in this community for doing your part! We’re feeling that #LompocLove ❤️💛 • Go Local! G.O. Lompoc!! • Thank you ❤️💛

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The City of Lompoc is offering assistance to federal employees who live there and are affected by the shutdown.

Vandenberg Village CSD also offers a 12-month payment plan if federal employees need more time to pay their bills.

Some of the 800,000 federal employees financially impacted by the government shutdown include a handful of unpaid workers at the Lompoc Penitentiary.