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As the longest government shutdown in history continues, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) are mobilizing to ensure that federal employees impacted by the government shutdown have access to food. The organizations have partnered with the team at the DFW Airport to host a special distribution for onsite employees, providing emergency food, sharing information about the partner agency network where they can turn to for continued assistance, and providing SNAP counselors who will help employees sign up for emergency SNAP benefits.

While this event is specifically for federal employees that work at the DFW Airport (FAA, TSA and Border Patrol), the organizations are working with partners such as the Federal Executive Board to determine additional strategic locations where we can directly serve the most number of federal employees in need of food assistance.

“The North Texas Food Bank is laser focused on ensuring that North Texans in need have access to the food that they need to thrive,” said Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “For many Federal Employees impacted by this shutdown, this may be the first time they have had to seek food assistance. We want our neighbors to know that the North Texas Food Bank and our partners are here in their time of need. To find a nearby food pantry, please visit”

“Tarrant Area Food Bank is proud to provide food assistance during times of crisis,” said Bo Soderbergh, Executive Director of Tarrant Area Food Bank. “During these uncertain times, we want to ensure that hungry neighbors understand the myriad of resources available to them. By visiting, neighbors in need can find the food pantry that is closest to them.”

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WHAT: NTFB and TAFB Mobile Pantry and box trucks to bring food items to distribute to federal employees impacted by government shutdown. Eager to assist in the effort, DFW airport employees will also volunteer to man the food distribution.

WHERE: DFW Airport South Employee Lot and DFW Airport North Employee Lot

 WHEN: January 18, 2019, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Aayushi Pramanik is a student at Williams College. When not working or studying economics and math, she enjoys dancing, singing, and taking countless photos with her camera.