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Air Canada and Air Canada Foundation work with Second Harvest

Over 2,330 kg of fresh food from 7 cities across Canada have been redistributed to date

March 27, 2020  by CM Staff

PHOTO: Lasse Fuss/Wikimedia

Air Canada and the Air Canada Foundation are working with Canadian food rescue organization Second Harvest’s FoodRescue.ca to redistribute fresh food items from Air Canada’s in-flight kitchens.

The airline is beginning to suspend the majority of its international and U.S. transborder flights as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

“These difficult moments remind us of the importance of continuing to support our communities and help Canadian families in need,” said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, executive vice-president, chief human resources and communications officer at Air Canada, in a personal statement.

To date, Air Canada has redistributed 2,330 kg of fresh veggies, salads, sandwich wraps, muffins and milk.

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“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,” said Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest, also in a statement.