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McDonald's Franchise Owner Feeds TSA/FAA Airport Workers

Pittsburgh International Airport business owners are helping TSA employees save on their food budgets while they work without pay during the government shutdown.


Twila Mezan knew she had to do something. When she heard about the Allegheny County Airport Authority providing lunch one day for TSA and FAA workers who aren't getting paid during the federal government shutdown, she wasted no time deciding to put her team into action.

"We care and we're looking out for them too." - Twilah Mezan, Franchise Owner

Here's what Twila and her team are doing today:

  • 6:45am - Prepared and delivered 125 lunch meals (that was lunchtime for many TSA agents)
  • 12:45pm - Prepared and delivered 100 more meals
  • Tonight - Preparing and delivering 30 more meals

Bob Kerlik is VP Media Relations for Pittsburgh International Airport. He tells us that other businesses are also stepping up including Bruegger's Bagels, Red Robin, Blume Honey Water and Pittsburgh Indian Community and Friends.

Outside the airport there are also many other groups offering up services for to help federal workers. The government shutdown is in its 27th day and is impacting hundreds of thousands of federal workers who are missing paychecks. Meantime, politicians on both sides continue blaming each other for the impasse.

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