Instead of sitting by and watching the news of the partial government shutdown, Charleston eatery D’Allesandro’s Pizza acted to feed the furloughed Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at Charleston National Airport. TSA agents were expected to receive their first paychecks of 2019 today, but because of the shutdown, they won’t receive their salary until the government reopens.
To alleviate the stress to TSA workers, beloved pizzeria D’Allesandro’s delivered pizzas to the staff since they’re still working without pay during the shutdown. D’Allesandro’s co-owner Ben D’Allesandro said, “We just thought we’d show some appreciation for the workers that have to deal with what’s going on. While they will eventually get paid for all their time, it must be a stressful time.”
D’Allesandro’s has long been a supporter of the Charleston community by donating pizzas to rescue workers, schools, and non-profit fundraisers. If the shutdown doesn’t end soon, perhaps more restaurants will follow?
• D’Allesandro’s [Official]