Member Support for Furloughed Federal Employees

The Tompkins Chamber has encouraged our members to submit special offers or deals to help support our local furloughed federal employees during the government shutdown. Please feel free to share this page with anyone you know that might be affected by the Government shutdown.

Please contact Dominick Recckio at the Tompkins Chamber with any questions at or 607-273-7080.

Link to Submit an Offer

Hancock Estabrook, LLP
Offering a free legal consultation for civil legal issues (no criminal law issues).

Contact Keith McCafferty at:

Ithaca YMCA

Daily free pass at Ithaca YMCA for facility use by showing documentation of federal ID . For daily use until shut down is over.

Limited to the federal employee and immediate family.
Contact Frank Towner at:

Edible Arrangements Ithaca
20% off any orders from Federal Employees for any fresh fruit arrangement or box of chocolate dipped fruit. Includes Valentines Day orders.
Valid only in the Ithaca store for orders picked up or delivered by the Ithaca Edible Arrangements.

Contact Mike Katz at:

Attuned Life Massage & Wellness

25% Off all of our services for Gov’t employees and family members.

Valid thru April 1st.

Contact Brian at:

 The Bistro at La Tourelle, 1150 Danby Road

Free Breakfast for Federal Employees and 25% discount for Companions. Bistro is open and Serving Breakfast from 7:30am to 2:00pm daily. Must show Federal ID. Companion discount limited to tables of 6 persons or less.

Hilton Garden Inn Garden Grille
Buy One Get One Free Breakfast (with a federal ID)
Contact Kelli Cartmill at:

20% off your bill (with a federal ID)
Contact Kelli Cartmill at:

Visions Federal Credit Union

Visions Federal Credit Union cares for its members and community. That is why we offer penalty-free skip-a-payments on select loans, zero cash advance fees on credit cards, and much more. If you have been impacted by the federal government shutdown, we encourage you to reach out to us in person or by phone at 800.242.2120 to discuss your options. More information available at


The Sciencenter will include furloughed federal employees in its Museums for All program. Museums for All allows anyone with an EBT card Sciencenter admission for $1/person for up to 2 adults and all children living in the same household.Furloughed federal employees will receive the same benefit with a federal ID instead of an EBT card. We will continue honoring federal employees into the Museums for All program until the government reopens.


Taste of Thai Express
 A daily entree and soft drink (dine-in or take-out) per employee throughout the duration of the shutdown. Must show government ID.

Texas Roadhouse Ithaca, NY
10% off your total food purchase.

Maxie’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar
Buy one entree get an entree free (up to $20 value) and $2 kids meal. Dine In Only (with valid Federal ID).

Additional Resources:
2-1-1 Tompkins-Cortland/Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County
We’d like to remind everyone, especially furloughed employees, that 2-1-1 Information & Referral is available to connect them with a wide range of community resources depending on their needs. We provide a comprehensive range of information about and referrals to community service programs including food, utility assistance, benefits, health insurance, and many other kinds of support. You can reach trained community service specialists by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone 24/7 (1-877-211-8667 outside Tompkins or Cortland Counties), text messaging a local zip code to 898211 during business hours M-F 8:30-4:30, emailing, stopping in during business hours at our office in Center Ithaca on the Commons, or searching our online database at
Lansing Food Pantry


Accepting food donations and providing food donations to TSA workers for the duration of the Federal shutdown.


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