From the good news department. Kraft has announced that the company opened a grocery store pop-up in Washington, DC to support a program called ‘Kraft Now Pay Later’ that helps federal government workers during the government shutdown.
An estimated 800,000 government workers, according to the New York Times, are impacted by the government shutdown and many in the Washington, DC area as the federal government is the largest employer.
Many of the workers affected are parents who don’t need the added stress of feeding their families. The Pittsburgh-based brand is stepping in and helping them stock up on staples like Mac & Cheese, Natural Cheese, Singles, Salad Dressings, Mayo and BBQ for their dinner tables.
The pop-up store was originally scheduled to just b open January 16 through January 20, 2019 at 1287 4th Street NE in DC, two blocks from Union Market. But, it has since been extended until January 27. Current federal government workers holding their government ID will be able to shop and take home a bag full of Kraft products for their families.
In return, Kraft asks workers (if they can) to pay it forward by donating to their charity of choice or someone in need once they are able to do so.
“During the government shutdown, parents should not have to worry about putting dinner on the table because they aren’t receiving a paycheck,” said Sergio Eleuterio, head of marketing for Kraft. “Kraft stands for families and we want to support the families who have built our brands. This store is one way we can help those affected get the grocery staples they need. And we celebrate all who are doing their part to help.”
Those interested can visit the ‘Kraft Now Pay Later’ Facebook page.