SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Utah Food Bank is donating food to government employees working at the Salt Lake International Airport.
Tuesday makes the 32nd day of the government shutdown; many employees at SLC International are federally employed. TSA Agents, Air Traffic Controllers, and Customs and Border Protection workers are about to miss their second paycheck.
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski will be thanking and handing out pizza to TSA agents at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Also, the Utah Food Bank has arranged for trucks to be at the airport from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., covering both shifts of airport workers.
Nancy Volmer, Public Information Officer with the airport, says “we have been in touch with each agency to see how they are doing, they are really struggling”.
Younger employees are struggling to pay for basic needs like gas, diapers, and formula for their babies, Volmer says. She hopes the food bank donations will help employees get by.