Sunwing has announced it will be partnering with Canada’s largest charitable food rescue organization to provide meals to those in need.
According to a recent announcement, the airline will be partnering with Second Harvest to donate more than 46,000 meals to 17 communities across Canada.
“We know Canadians are worried about their health and safety, but they shouldn’t have to worry about putting food on the table. Working with an incredible organization like Second Harvest gives us the opportunity to continue to help Canadians even as our operations are temporarily suspended,” Stephen Hunter, CEO of Sunwing Travel Group, said in a news release.
“As a Canadian family-run business, we know what it means to look out for one another during moments of need, which is exactly what this partnership is all about,” he continued.
Some of the meals that Sunwing will be providing to those struggling to put food on their tables include: smoked meat sandwiches, pizza, sausage rolls and breakfast sandwiches, among other items.
“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,” Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest, said in the same release.
“We thank Sunwing for their commitment to Canadians and their meaningful food donation that will help ensure Canadians everywhere have access to healthy food,” she continued.
This partnership will allow Sunwing to provide meals that would otherwise be unused–they have suspended international flights–to Canadians who are struggling to eat during the pandemic.
The meals will be donated to several food programs in eight provinces including B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.
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