HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Make sure to bring your federal worker ID or federal contractor ID plus proof of furlough to redeem offers.
PayPal - interest-free cash advance up to $500 (details here)
Houston Food Bank -- Food pantry assistance at any of their 600 locations.
Kids Meals -- Free food to children of furloughed government workers ages 6 and under (details here)
Cy-Fair Helping Hands -- Food pantry assistance.
Bethels Heavenly Hands -- Free groceries every weekday, 8:00 AM through 2:00 PM
West Houston Assistance Ministries -- Free groceries every weekday, 10:00 AM through 2:00 PM
Fuzzy's Pizza (Mason Rd., Katy) -- 50% off medium or large thin/regular crust pizza with three toppings.
Runway Cafe (Airport Rd., Angleton) -- Free meals for members of U.S. Coast Guard.
Sweet T's Diner (West 2nd, Freeport) -- Free meals for members of Freeport Coast Guard.
Axelrad -- Free canned beer.
Rainbow Lodge -- Free bowl of smoked duck gumbo with purchase of beverage for lunch, 11:30-3:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday
D'Amicos -- Free lunch OR dinner with one guest, Monday through Thursday, for dine-in customers.
Taco Cabana -- 20% off entire menu, up to $20 off total, for dine-in or drive thru orders.
KILLEENS BBQ -- Free family packs and desserts at West to-go window on Friday, 1/18 starting at 11:00 AM.
Thai Gourmet -- Free lunch for furloughed or unpaid federal workers Monday through Friday until the shutdown ends. Dine-in only.
Krab Queenz Seafood -- Free small shrimp and sides on Monday, 1/21 from noon till 2:00 PM.
Pipeline Pizza -- Free pizza everyday until the shutdown ends.
This Is It -- Free breakfast and coffee.
Bistro Provence -- Free lunch on weekdays. Dine-in only with reservation.
Bread Man Baking Co. -- Free bread on Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Saturday, 8:00 AM to noon, at the Urban Harvest Farmer's Market on Buffalo Speedway and Westheimer.
Ouisie's table -- Free lunch entree, or dinner entree valued under $30. Valid once per week, dine-in only. Reservation required.
Tacos My Way -- 20% OFF.
Three B's Grill, Kingwood -- Free children's meals. 50% off for parents.n.
Hunger Free America -- “Fed Food” toll-free line at 855-859-4647 and web portal at HungerFreeAmerica.org/FedFood to help anyone affected to locate free food and/or to volunteer their time to fight hunger
Santa Fe Independent School District - apply at http://www.schoolcafe.com/ for free or reduced price school meals
Supermercados Teloloapan bakery on 13180 FM 529, Houston, TX 77041 - ten complimentary fresh Mexican pastries once each week (no purchase necessary)
Urban Bricks on 12161 Westheimer Road #100, Houston, TX 77077 - free pizza, pasta or panini from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Children's Museum of Houston - free admission starting Jan. 19
Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center - free admission starting Jan. 19
The Alley Theater -- $16 tickets to January 18-23rd preview performances of The Carpenter with promo code SHUTDOWN. A federal employee or federal contractor ID is required to pick up tickets. Call the Box Office at 713-220-5700.
Harlem Globetrotters -- Free tickets to games at Fetitta Center on February 15th through 17th.
John P McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science -- Free admission
Warehouse Live - any show for free
Houston Public Works -- special grace period on water and wastewater bill payments by federal employees affected by the federal government shutdown, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced.
Federal workers who pay City of Houston water bills can call (713) 371-1400 to receive a 30-day extension of their payment deadline without penalties or interest charges.
These billpayers will get instructions by phone about how to fax or e-mail required proof of their employment by the federal government.
Federal employees also will be entitled to extended payment plan arrangements for water bills that are overdue for more than 60 days.
Tito's Shave Parlor on 5623 South Main Street in Crosby, TX 77532 -- free haircuts from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Jan. 23
Pearland Pets -- Free pet food and supplies to ensure families do not need to surender pets as result of shutdown.