Being an airport essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis has been challenging, and at times, overwhelming. To show appreciation for essential personnel, the City of Philadelphia's Division of Aviation collaborated with MarketPlace PHL, the airport's food and shops organization, on a snack bag distribution.
“In the face of a global pandemic, Philadelphia International Airport has remained open thanks to the hard work and dedication of our employees,” said Director of Workforce Development Jonathan Todd. “Many of our colleagues have maintained a presence on-site, ensuring the airport’s daily operations continue running smoothly. The snacks and beverages are just a small token of our immense appreciation for their efforts.”
MarketPlace PHL donated more than 1,500 snacks, including Bubly sparkling water, chips, cookies, fruit snacks and almonds, were distributed to almost 300 employees. Among those that helped pack the bags were PHL CEO Chellie Cameron, Chief Operations Officer Keith Brune and Chief Revenue Officer Jim Tyrrell.
Recipients included staff in PHL’s Custodial, Central Supply Services, Building Maintenance, Electrical, Electronics, HVAC, Stationary Engineers, Pavement and Grounds, Maintenance Admin/Job Control, the Communications Center, Operations, Safety and Security departments.
“The Operations, Security, and Communication Center teams appreciated the snacks and the recognition from MarketPlace PHL during this unprecedented time,” said Assistant Deputy Director of Operations and Security Chris Dougherty.
“Now more than ever, MarketPlace and Pepsi are looking for ways to give back and support fellow employees at PHL, said Marketplace PHL Marketing and Customer Service Manager Megan O’Connell. “We are thrilled to have been able to distribute snacks and drinks including bottled water, Bubly sparkling water, and assorted Frito’s products to help brighten the day for hundreds of employees here at the airport.”