Tampa International Airport is starting a food bank for its government employees.
Airport officials are working with United Way Suncoast to start the food bank, which is for the airport's Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection and Federal Aviation Administration employees.
The food bank will open at noon on Monday.
About 700 federal airport employees work in Tampa, according to Janet Scherberger, vice president of media and government relations with the airport.
On top of the food bank, here's how else the Tampa airport is helping its furloughed workers...
- It has partnered with local bus agency to offer federal airport employees free bus passes during the shutdown.
- Tampa International Airport is also working with local utility companies that have helped to offer assistance as well during the shutdown.
- The airport is providing lunch for airport employees on Monday and Thursday.
Scherberger said that despite the government shutdown, Tampa International Airport is not experiencing any operational issues, and have not had to change any of its operations.