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Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport has partnered with Harvest Hope Food Bank to host a food drive to assist federal employees working on its campus during the partial government shutdown.

“Throughout the partial government shutdown, federal employees have worked tirelessly to keep operations at GSP running smoothly,” said Dave Edwards, GSP president and CEO, in a news release. “The food drive is one small way we can show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication.”

Items collected during the food drive, which started today, will be donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank. Harvest Hope will set up a weekly mobile pantry at GSP for federal employees through the duration of the shutdown, the release said.

Passengers can drop off items at GSP’s customer service desk, located near baggage claim, in the terminal lobby. Community members can drop off donations curbside at valet parking. Donations will be accepted Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the end of the shutdown. Accepted items include nonperishable food, household supplies, paper products, diapers and baby wipes. Monetary donations will not be accepted, according to the release.

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January 17, 2019

Doesn't this pull resources away from people who actually need it, and gives it to people who have a job, their employer has money, but due to political theater they aren't getting paid at the current moment?