Love Field team lends helping hand to federal employees
City of Dallas employees at Love Field Airport have teamed up to offer help during the government shutdown.
To assist the over 200 federal employees who are working without pay, City staff based at the airport raised about $500 to host a cookout. The donations from employees and airport concessionaires helped feed about 200 TSA, Air Traffic Control and Customs Border Patrol workers. Money collected was also used to purchase gas cards.
Local business assisted in lending a helping hand to federal employees who work at the City owned airport. Southwest Airlines has donated over 200 snacks and the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) parked their Mobile Pantry at the airport so employees can easily take advantage of their services.
NTFB and local restaurants are making plans to continue offering assistance during the shutdown.