Due to the current pandemic we’re all facing, it’s no surprise that airplanes aren’t being used. But what about all of the food that airlines supply during flights? Well, good news!
Sunwing has donated 46,000 meals to food banks in partnership with Second Harvest Canada.
“We know Canadians are worried about their health and safety, but they shouldn’t have to worry about putting food on the table,” Stephen Hunter, CEO of Sunwing Travel Group, said in a release.
The Canadian budget airline suspended all travel in mid-March due to COVID-19 and instead switched its focus to repatriating Canadians.
Sunwing sent over 400 repatriation flights to 45 destinations across the world and brought home over 60,000 Canadians, including 3,300 non-Sunwing customers free of charge.
“During this crisis in particular, when so many people are at risk of going hungry, we can’t afford to let food go to waste,” said Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest. “We thank Sunwing for their commitment to Canadians and their meaningful food donation that will help ensure Canadians everywhere have access to healthy food.”
Meals that will be provided through this partnership include smoked meat sandwiches, pizza, sausage rolls and breakfast sandwiches, and more.
Sunwing’s donation will be provided to food programs in the following communities:
- Kelowna, BC
- Vancouver, BC
- Calgary, AB
- Edmonton, AB
- Saskatoon, SK
- Regina, SK
- Winnipeg, MB
- Thunder Bay, ON
- Ottawa, ON
- Toronto, ON
- Windsor, ON
- Quebec City, QC
- Montreal, QC
- Moncton, NB
- Halifax, NL
- St. John’s, NL
- Gander, NL
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