Nonprofit community food bank schedules pantry for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Jacksonville International Airport

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2019) — Feeding Northeast Florida, a nonprofit community food bank, is hosting a food pantry for furloughed Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers.

The food pantry will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 inside of Jacksonville International Airport behind the security gate.

“Feeding Northeast Florida will provide healthy foods including proteins, fruits and vegetables to TSA workers while they are not getting paid,” said Feeding Northeast Florida President and CEO Frank Castillo. “Like many of the people who utilize food pantries, these workers will only need to use the pantry once or twice in their lives due to extenuating circumstances.”

Federal workers should show their federal identification to receive food. The pantry will continue until all food is gone.

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Editor’s Note:

Media are permitted to take photos and video of the food pantry.

The following people will be available for interviews:

Frank Castillo, Feeding Northeast Florida president and CEO

About Feeding Northeast Florida

Feeding Northeast Florida works daily to provide healthy food and critical resources to those locally struggling with food insecurity across eight regional counties. In 2017, more than 12.5 million meals were distributed throughout Northeast Florida through the organization’s robust hunger-relief network of 150 partners and programs. For more information about Feeding Northeast Florida, visit https://www.feedingnefl.org/.