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“Dear PoPville,

As the furlough drags on, my wife and I have time to go to a restaurant during the day. However a lot of the ones we always wished we could go to don’t open until later (hello, Maydan). Does anyone have recommendations for great DC restaurants open during the day? (Brunch, lunch, big meals, small plates – anything)”

From the Capital Area Food Bank:

“In response to the partial government shutdown, the Capital Area Food Bank is holding five free Pop Up Markets for government employees and contractors affected by the furlough.

This Saturday, January 12, CAFB will be distributing free produce and shelf-stable items outside of 5 area Giant locations from 9 AM to 12 PM.

With a valid ID or federal contractor ID, up to 250 people at each site can receive produce and groceries at the following locations:

Brentwood store (DC), 1050 Brentwood Road Brentwood, Washington, DC
Richmond Highway (VA), 6800 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA
Campus Way South (MD), 10480 Campus Way South, Largo, MD
Allentown Rd (MD), 7074 Allentown Rd, Camp Springs, MD
Rockville Pike (MD), 12051 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD”

Thanks to a reader for passing on from Bread for the City:

“starting Monday, will provide 5 day grocery supplies (also med care) for furloughed employees:


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