Air Canada providing meals to those affected by COVID-19


Air Canada is working on making sure the food usually given to passengers on international flights doesn’t go to waste.

Recently, the airline announced it is working with Canadian food rescue organization Second Harvest’s to provide fresh food items from Air Canada’s in-flight kitchens as the airline begins suspending the majority of its international and U.S. transborder flights due to COVID-19.

“While so many of us are staying home during these extraordinary times, we also remain united in taking care of each other. These difficult moments remind us of the importance of continuing to support our communities and help Canadian families in need. Since we work with catering facilities across Canada, the network that Second Harvest offers through their national platform enables us collectively to get these ready-to-eat food items to those who need it most as quickly as possible,” Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, executive vice president, Chief Human Resources, and Communications Officer at Air Canada, said in a news release.

“To date, we have redistributed 2,330 kg of fresh veggies, salads, sandwich wraps, muffins and milk, and there will be more to distribute in the coming days,” she continued.

“We are grateful to Air Canada for taking a leadership role in national food rescue efforts and to the Air Canada Foundation for continuing its tradition of community support,” Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest, said in the same release.

“ is a safe food donation platform for both donors and non-profits because it leverages the good health and business practices already in place, so we can make the food recovery process more efficient even before a single donation happens,” she continued.

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