TSA manager leads food drive for New Jersey residents impacted by pandemic

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to reduced work hours, lost jobs, and wages down the drain for millions of Americans. When TSA lead manager Bruce Moore learned how the virus was impacting his hometown of North Plainfield, New Jersey, he decided to do something about it.

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“I did not immediately realize how big of an impact the coronavirus was having on families when the pandemic started and how some did not have enough money for food for their families,” said Moore, who works at Newark Liberty International Airport. When he found out about the need, he stepped up.

With the help of officers from busy Terminal A, Moore distributed several boxes to key locations throughout the airport so TSA employees could donate food. He also arranged a motorcycle ride to raise awareness and encourage food donations.

Employees contributed five huge boxes of food, and Moore arranged for the food to be picked up for distribution by the local hunger relief network, Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity, a non-profit interfaith network of food pantries in Essex County, New Jersey.

“The support for the food drive was strong,” he said. “Last year during the [partial] government shutdown, the local community supported TSA, and we now had this opportunity to show we could provide support as well when the community needed it.”

From Strategic Communications & Public Affairs