CLEVELAND — A local restaurant is showing its support of federal employees and their families during the Government shut down. 

Beginning January 9, federal employees and their families impacted by the shutdown can receive free pasta and meatballs from Lago. 

Owners Fabio and Nicole Salerno say the idea came after realizing how many families could be affected and wanted to help.

"We see the need and we urge other businesses to follow suit." 

To take advantage of the offer employees must present a valid Government ID. 

Lago is located at 1091 West 10th Street in the East Bank of the Flats.