LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A local man is working to help 103 furloughed employees at the Blue Grass Airport by collecting donations to make their lives a little easier.
Federal employees, including TSA workers, airport tower employees, and U.S. customs workers, have been negatively affected by the partial government shutdown. All continue to work without getting a paycheck.
Scott Lanter, of Lexington, decided to set up a food bank at the airport for those in need.
Those who wish to donate can drop off items at the main entrance of the airport. You can park for a short time curbside next to terminals, if you’re making a small donation. For larger donations, call 859-494-6243 to set up time for someone to meet you. The operating hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Lanter says the workers have asked for canned vegetables and fruit, pasta, cereals, snack items, and other non-perishable food items. They have also asked for cleaning supplies and hygiene products.
Individuals in Georgetown can also drop off supplies at Scott County Physical Therapy, located at 208 Bevins Lane #F.
Can you help?? A non-furloughed employee at Blue Grass Airport has set up this food bank inside the airport to help the 103 furloughed workers, here. Go to https://t.co/1xFqKfnGmo for more info. Full story @LEX18News 12 pic.twitter.com/Ti1ErnraA0
— Leigh Searcy (@LSearcLex) January 24, 2019