What is a Shutdown shelf?

Feeling emotional about the stories of federal employees on furlough or working without pay during the government shutdown, Sarah Burtch, a Great Harvest franchisee in Lawrence, Kan., decided to do something to give back to her community. She set up a "Shutdown Shelf" in her bakery, offering free bread to federal workers and contractors in need.

Since then, Great Harvest Bread locations across the country have jumped in and set up Shutdown Shelves in their own bakeries. Now, more than 70 locations nationwide are offering free bread to federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown.

Federal workers can find free bread at the following Great Harvest locations: 

Alabama

California

Colorado

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

IOWA

Indiana

Kansas

MARYLAND

michigan

Minnesota

Montana

Nebraska

North Carolina

Oregon

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Vermont

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON

Wisconsin