Organizations and employees from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport are taking action to support the airport’s federal safety and security personnel affected by the partial government shutdown.
More than 600 federal employees work at BWI Marshall Airport, including Transportation Security Administration officers, Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents.
Fraport Maryland, the developer and manager of the concessions program at BWI Marshall, is helping to organize and coordinate efforts to support the airport’s federal employees. A number of airport restaurants and other tenants, including airline partners, have donated meals for the federal personnel in recent days.
More than a dozen restaurants and retailers at BWI Marshall Airport are helping to ease this time for federal workers with discounts on food, free chair massages and other support. The participants include Subway, Urban Bar-B-Que, DuClaw Brewing Company, Jamba Juice, Mayorga Coffee, Harbor Grille, Martini, Finesse Lyfestyle, Pinkberry, Hudson Group, and Be Relax, Vino Volo, among others.
Several airport tenants are organizing a food drive for airport employees and the public to donate food and other non-perishable items for federal workers impacted by the partial government shutdown. Several drop-off locations are being established in the airport, including at the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MDTA Police) station on the lower level of BWI Marshall Airport.