DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — As many as 200 federal workers at Dallas Love Field were treated to hot dogs and hamburgers donated by members of the city’s aviation department during the partial government shutdown.
Department spokesman Chris Perry says Friday’s free lunch was meant to help TSA and Federal Aviation Administration workers at the Dallas-owned airport who are on duty but not getting paid.READ MORE: Fort Worth VA Clinic Closed Through End Of March Due To Winter Storm Damage
Perry says members of the aviation department donated money or food to support the federal workers amid the government shutdown that began Dec. 22.
Perry says a grill was set up outside the terminal but inside the airport fence line. The food was provided in a break room used by federal workers on various shifts.READ MORE: Suspected Serial Rapist Pedro Samarrippas Arrested On U.S. Mexico Border, Detectives Seek Other Potential Victims
Perry says aviation department employees were just trying to help out “wherever we can.”
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