Food Pantry Opens at John Wayne Airport for Furloughed Federal Employees

John Wayne Airport transformed a conference room on January 21, 2019 into a mini food pantry operated by the Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County to provide donated produce, canned goods, toiletries, diapers, bread, milk and eggs to the approximately 400 Transportation Security (TSA) agents and federal employees based at the Airport; and will remain available for the duration of the partial government shutdown.

“John Wayne Airport is grateful to the federal employees who are committed to keeping air travel safe and continuing to deliver a superior guest experience,” said Barry Rondinella, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport.

If you’re interested in donating, food and personal hygiene contributions can be dropped off at the Second Harvest Food Bank located at 8014 Marine Way in Irvine. Drop-off bins are available near the front entrance. For more details or to donate online, visit www.feedoc.org. Gas card donations can also be dropped off at TSA checkpoints at the Terminal.