Co-Working Spaces Offer Feds Lunch This Week

The Yard to Host Meal Thursday

Sr. Community Manager Adrian Simpson and CEO and Founder Morris Levy of The Yard: Space to Work (2nd Fl., 700 Pennsylvania Ave SE) at the opening of C Street SE. The co-working space will host a free lunch for federal workers as part of a weeklong effort by spaces throughout the District to support government employees as they return to work, many still awaiting a paycheck.

DC Area co-working spaces like The Yard (700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) are banding together to thank and provide support to government workers affected by the shutdown.

”We know that the last 35 days have not been easy for so many federal workers,” the group said in a letter to federal employees. “What’s more is that we also know that we’re not out of the woods yet as there is still time before many will get their next paycheck. It is in these times that we can look to our communities for support.”

The Washington co-working spaces said that they want to do their part to join in the efforts so many within the private sector are engaged in.

From Monday, Jan. 28 to Friday, Feb. 1, co-working spaces Alley, 1776, MakeOffices, Industrious, The Yard and MindSpace will open their doors to recently furloughed federal employees affected by the shutdown as they return to work. Each day next week, a different co-working space will serve lunch for free.

Employees should show government ID to one of the community associates working at the space, grab a plate, and enjoy a meal. Meals will be first come first served while supplies last and will start at 12 p.m.

On the Hill, The Yard co-working space will host federal workers for a lunch this Thursday. A full list follows.


Alley Powered by Verizon (2055 L St. NW, Fourth Floor)


Inclusive Innovation Incubator (2301 Georgia Ave. NW)


1776 (2231 Crystal Dr. #1000, Arlington, VA)

MakeOffices – K St. (1015 15th St. NW #600)

Industrious (1 Thomas Circle NW #700)


The Yard (700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)


MindSpace (1301 K St NW)