In response to the closure of the Defense Commissary because of the federal government shutdown, Sam’s Club is offering free shopping passes to military personnel, retirees and their families, according to a news release.
The membership warehouse club, which is owned by Walmart, plans to waive the fees until the commissaries are reopened.
"Military personnel, retirees and their families heavily depend on commissaries for low-cost groceries and everyday needs," the announcement said.
In San Diego, the only Sam’s Club location is at 6336 College Grove Way.
To receive the temporary pass, shoppers need to show proof of past or present military service at Sam’s Club Member Service counters.