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SJC Partners on Food Drive for Impacted Federal Workers

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) says is it teaming up with the local Second Harvest Food Bank to distribute food and other needed goods to airport workers impacted by the partial federal government shutdown, now in its second month.

Second Harvest is distributing both produce and non-perishable food while airport staff is donating personal hygiene items to support up to 175 federal employees who have not been paid since the shutdown began late in 2018.

“It’s important that we collaborate with Second Harvest Food Bank and other community partners and demonstrate how much we care about our fellow employees, so they can feed their families during this difficult period,” says Judy Ross, SJC Assistant Director of Aviation.

About 500 federal employees, including TSA, Custom and Border Protection and FAA, currently work at the airport, though not all of them are affected by the shutdown.