Pittsburgh Steelers buy dinner for election workers at local ballot-counting site

Muri Assunção, New York Daily News
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A happy meal for a stressed time.

While the country anxiously awaits the final votes of the 2020 election to be counted, some brave men and women in a few battleground states are still tirelessly working to bring this year’s election cycle to a close.

To honor their effort — and fill their stomachs — the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to buy dinner for a group of election workers in Allegheny County, Pa. on Wednesday night.

According to ESPN, several members of the organization purchased dinner for all the workers at the site, who are still processing the county’s remaining mail-in and absentee votes.

The menu included chicken, rigatoni, veggies, rolls, and even pies for desert.

The caterer, The Goose Express, delivered enough food for 65 people, which was all paid by the team.

“We figured it was a good opportunity to help them give back,” Amanda Wood, an employee who delivered the food, told CNN.

She added that the workers were “so grateful” for the dinner.

County spokeswoman Amie Downs told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the gesture was “very nice, very appreciated,”

“We’ve been working very long hours, so for them to have thought of us is very kind,” she said.

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