The Greenhouse Cafe is offering a free or discounted meal to those serving at U.S. Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, who will tentatively not receive pay during the federal government shutdown, the restaurant announced. Meals $20 or cheaper will be free, and other meals will be discounted $20 because of federal law gift caps.

The restaurant is located at 605 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom. They said they will also apply the discount to other federal employees affected by the shutdown.

Residents can also help the Barnegat Light Coast Guard by sending donations to 601 Bayview Ave., Barnegat Light, NJ 08006. Little Egg Harbor resident Mikey Tompkins recommended in the LBI, NJ Events/Happenings Facebook group that people send Visa gift cards. As a reminder, gifts must be $20 or cheaper to comply with federal gifting laws.

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