Capitol food workers continued to feed staffers amid chaos

As the armed siege on the Capitol was occurring last Wednesday, little thought was given to the food service workers stuck deep inside the compound’s kitchen. Despite the pandemonium and uncertainty around them, these employees continued assembling box lunches and stacking bottles of water that were then rolled to a designated spot—and collected, when safe—by everyone from political staffers, to press, to Capitol police waiting for the all-clear alert. The Takeout’s Aimee Levitt reflected on the food workers who sustained hundreds of other workers: “All I can do is take a minute to salute them, and the janitors who swept up the broken glass before Congress went back into session, and the other workers who will have to repair the broken windows and replace all the things that the looters took… Thank you.”

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