Transportation Security Administration workers at Corpus Christi International Airport were treated to a free catered lunch as the partial government stretched to its 28th day on Friday.
Government employees received a plate of enchiladas, rice, and beans, provided by local software development company QSROnline.
Staff with the company say they could not imagine working their shifts and then not being paid for their labors.
QSROnline administrators Michael and Maricela Cuevas are from the Coastal Bend area.
They say that giving back to the community and taking care of these government employees was just the right thing to do.
“The TSA agents themselves are under a lot of stress right now we come here we see them working without pay we really appreciate their efforts and we wanted to give back to them,” Michael Cuevas said.
Administrators also realize that traveling to work can be expensive as well, so they provided gas cards to help.
The company is also encouraging other businesses to also do their part by giving back to the community and especially government employees affected during the longest United States historic partial government shutdown in history.