Delta Air Lines is providing more than 200,000 pounds of food to hospitals, community food banks and other organizations around the world to support people in need as well as those working tirelessly on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both perishable and non-perishable goods are being donated after it adjusted service offerings on board and in Delta Sky Clubs to reduce touchpoints between customers and employees. As a result, the carrier has been left with food that would have expired before it could be served to customers.
So, employee teams are engaging organisations that can immediately use the food. Efforts to identify and support organisations globally will be ongoing as it manoeuvres through these unprecedented times.
The airline has longstanding relationships with organisations like Feeding America, a non-profit network that helps it support numerous food banks and where employees help repack more than two million pounds of food annually. During the pandemic, local Feeding America organisations are distributing the donations to those in need. In addition, it is also working to help long-term food service partners, including Linton Hopkins, Newrest and Sodexo with resources they need to serve their communities.