Thirty furloughed TSA workers at XNA were treated to dinner Thursday thanks to a few local businesses and Uber drivers.
Tacos 4 Life provided the food, Harps provided a gift card for supplies and Uber drivers delivered everything to the workers.
Tracey Lambert drives people to and from the airport for Uber and was inspired to help the furloughed workers days after the shutdown began.
“I really felt that it was our chance to show them that we appreciate them staying on the job and started some donations from the drivers and the community and got in contact with the airport. ‘Hey, lunch or dinner, what can we do?’ And Kelly Johnson, the director of the airport said, ‘Sure, we’d love it,'” Lambert said.
Lambert said that she was able to provide over 40 workers with nonperishable items as well.