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BWI accepting food donations for TSA employees

Posted at 5:49 AM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 14:49:50-05

As the government shutdown continues, the BWI Thurgood-Marshall airport is offerings support for TSA employees working without pay.

There are more than 600 federal employees that work at BWI that are not getting paid right now, so the airport and different organizations decided to take action.

“We appreciate and thank our skilled, dedicated federal partners that continue working to serve our passengers during the partial government shutdown,” said Ricky Smith, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport. “I am proud that the airport community as a whole is working to support and assist our federal workforce during this difficult period.”

To help out, airport workers are taking food donations now through Friday, January 25, for federal employees. Any non-perishable food items will be accepted.

There are signs about this drive all around the airport and many people have already donated.

Many BWI worker have been calling out of work due to the shutdown, prompting the airport to close a security checkpoint on Saturday night. Last week workers even rallied calling for an end to the shutdown because they say they need to get paid.

RELATED: BWI Airport workers rally to end the shutdown in solidarity with TSA Workers

Donations can be dropped off at the MDTA Police Station on the lower level by Door 14 and several other locations at the airport between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.