The Soup Shop In Melbourne Helps Coast Guard Families During Government Shutdown

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The Soup Shop located on North Wickham Rd. and Post Rd.

ABOVE VIDEO: A restaurant owner in Melbourne is helping U.S. Coast Guard families with groceries and needs because they are working with no pay through the government shutdown.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA (FOX 35 WOFL) – A restaurant owner in Melbourne is helping U.S. Coast Guard families with groceries and needs because they are working with no pay through the government shutdown.

Julie Shipley, owner of The Soup Shop on North Wickham Rd and Post Rd., started collecting donations after realizing there was a need.

Monica Anderson, a Coast Guard wife, tells The News Station her family has already missed a check this month because her husband is not being paid.

“I think what a lot of people have just recently started to share is the anxiety that goes along with something like this,” said the mom of six. “How are we going to feed the kids, how are we going to pay for electricity? My husband’s income is the sole income in our family.”

Shipley is providing dinner and groceries to several families including Anderson’s. She has a special connection to the Coast Guard because her son is a member.

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