Local grocer providing discounts to furloughed federal employees

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- As the partial government shutdown continues, Metcalfe's Market is helping federal employees at the checkout.

They are offering 20 percent off for federal workers when checking out at Metcalfe's Madison locations at Hilldale and West Towne, as well as their location in Wauwatosa.

The discount will be given after shopper present their government-issued federal worker identification to the cashier. The discount excludes tobacco, gift cards, and lottery purchases.

"We want to help federal workers in our communities affected by the government shutdown by offering them the same discount our employees enjoy every day 20% off.", said the co-owner of Metcalfe's Market, Tim Metcalfe. "Our company works with a "why" in mind for everything we do and that is: To Connect & Enrich People, Our Community, and Beyond. We believe helping those in need should be the responsibility of all members of our community, including businesses like ours."

The 20 percent discount is valid on purchases up to $200 through January 31, 2019 or until the government shutdown ends.