“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” – Isaac Newton
Earlier this week, my wife was sick. So, I called out of work so I could take care of the kids.
My 3-year-old son had a 10:30 am swimming lesson, so we braced the polar vortex and made the 45 minute trip to the YMCA. Fortunately, my in-laws were there to help the helpless Dad that I can be at times.
Yes, you read that correctly. Free chicken dinner.
That’s what family restaurant owners from the Philadelphia area are offering Federal government workers affected by the government shutdown. The Abruzzese family, owners of the Pineville Tavern in Bucks County, PA and Pineville Fishtown in Philadelphia, PA, are doing their part by helping out families in need.
As Drew Abruzzese, who owns the restaurants with his father, Andrew Abruzzese told PhillyVoice:
“When we saw the news that federal employees wouldn’t be receiving their paychecks today, we decided that we had to take action to help the local park rangers, postal employees, TSA officers and other U.S. government personnel who need help making ends meet during this crisis.”