United Airlines Donates $1 Million to Feed Federal Workers

By Anna Breuer on 25 January 2019
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IMG_8488 2United Airlines said on Friday that it had pledged $1 million to Feeding America’s Shutdown Response Fund.

The donation will go directly to food banks that are providing food to federal workers and their families who are unable to make ends meet due to the partial government shutdown.

Meanwhile, Congress and the president reached a consensus to reopen the government for three weeks while talks over border-security- funding continued.  Even with the end to the shutdown, paycheck deposits won’t immediately show up in affected workers’ bank accounts.

Prior to making the donation, the Chicago-based airline helped Feeding America food banks set up centers at United’s seven hub airports – including Denver International, Newark Liberty International, Chicago’s O’Hare International, and San Francisco International airports – as well as at LaGuardia Airport.

United CEO Oscar Munoz recognized the federal workers who are employed at the nation’s airports for making a large sacrifice to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

Founded in 1979, Feeding America, previously known as America’s Second Harvest, is the largest hunger-relief organization in the country and the nation’s third largest charitable organization.

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