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: Texas Supreme Court Again Denies City Of Fort Worth's Request To Review Decisions To Fire Former Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald
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: The Ones For Texas: Paisley's Pals
Perry says aviation department employees were just trying to help out “wherever we can.”
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