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As government shutdown continues, Roger Williams University to serve Coast Guard families free meals

Roger Williams University and its foodservice vendor, Bon Appetit, are helping some folks affected by the ongoing government shutdown by giving free dinners to area Coast Guard members and their families.

The Bristol, R.I., university will offer those meals from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in its Upper Commons dining hall. While many military salaries are still being paid during the federal shutdown, those of Coast Guard members are not, as that branch is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to the university’s website.

James Gubata, a general manager for Bon Appetit at the university, said the dinner will be served family-style to help “create a sense of family.”

Read the full story via RWU.edu

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