A local shop in Carteret County is making sure those affected by the government shutdown don’t go without food.
The Market at Cedar Point, a small grocery, is offering credit to anyone who is experiencing financial difficulty.
The idea came after a customer who had been affected by the shutdown did not have enough money to buy necessities.
Owners Mary and Jeff Miller said the community helped them after Hurricane Florence and now it’s time to pay it forward.
“Some families still live paycheck to paycheck, and I think more small businesses should jump up and help in any way they can,” said Mary Miller.
They have received a great amount of feedback on Facebook about the good deed and are just counting on the people they help to be honest.
“We have faith in humanity, and we trust that they will come back and pay for it,” said Mary.
The couple said if you are in need, all you have to do is come into the shop, and they’ll extend some credit. Once you start receiving a paycheck, you can pay it back.
The Miller’s said they will do it as long as there is a need.
The Market at Cedar Point is located on 1046 Cedar Point Blvd. They are open from Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.