Airlines across the world are donating unused food to charities and frontline workers. The meals and snacks are set to help vulnerable communities and those fighting COVID-19.
In the UK, Easyjet are donating at least 35,000 snacks including crisps, biscuits, orange juice, muffins and chocolate brownies.
“We have many items from our inflight retail range held across our UK bases which won’t be sold and so donating where we can to local causes enables us to support our NHS heroes at this critical time,” said Andrew Middleton, commercial director for easyJet.
This is alongside many of their crew and pilots volunteering to help the NHS.
More donations have happened in the USA from American Airlines. They have partnered with Feeding America to hand out over more than 81,000 lbs (36,740 kg) of food to areas of Chicago, Arizona, and Texas.
Delta Airlines has also been giving food to Feeding America with at least 200,000 lbs (90,720 kg) donated so far. From their central hub in Atlanta, Georgia, Delta have been working with local chef Linton Hopkins to deliver meals to first responders at Emory University Hospital.
Until we are back in the air, it’s good to know that the food is being put to good use to help those in need.