HOUSTON (CBSDW.COM/AP) — Houston-area federal workers who’ve been furloughed because of the partial government shutdown received some free barbecue from a popular local restaurant Friday.
Killen’s Barbecue served free family packs of brisket, sausage, potato salad and beans to hundreds of federal workers who lined up at the suburban Houston restaurant.READ MORE: Damage, Flooding Seen Throughout North Texas During Sunday Storms
The restaurant ran out of food to give away in less than two hours.
“It hurts my heart to see that there are that many people affected by what’s going on,” Owner Ronnie Killen told KHOU-TV.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Arrested In Connection To Murder Of Child Found In Dallas Street
Killen said he’ll continue giving away food on Fridays until the shutdown ends.
Gerald Steward, who works for NASA, said he supports what President Donald Trump is doing and the free food means he “won’t go hungry today.”MORE NEWS: Storms In North Texas Spark Tornado Warnings Sunday Afternoon
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