For families affected by the government shutdown, now in its fourth week, Kraft is offering some aid, with an initiative called "Kraft Now Pay Later."
A pop-up store filled with Kraft products such as mac and cheese, bags of cheese, slices of cheese, salad dressings, mayo and BBQ sauce will be open January 16-20 at 1287 4th Street NE, two blocks from Union Market. The store will remain open from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Jan. 16 and then from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. from Jan. 17-20. All current federal workers with a valid government ID are eligible to receive one bag of Kraft products.
“During the government shutdown, parents should not have to worry about putting dinner on the table because they aren’t receiving a paycheck,” says Sergio Eleuterio, Head of Marketing for Kraft in a press release. “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.”
The only things Kraft asks is that those who use the program pay it forward when they can, by donating to a charity of their choice in the future.
You can get more info on the initiative here.