Sunwing donates over 46,000 meals to food programs across Canada

Apr 13 2020, 12:38 pm

Canadian budget airline Sunwing is providing over 46,000 donated meals to communities across Canada in a joint collaborative effort with Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue charity organization.

“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 press release.

“Working with an incredible organization like Second Harvest gives us the opportunity to continue to help Canadians even as our operations are temporarily suspended.”

The collaboration between Sunwing and Second Harvest will provide the airline with the materials and resources necessary to make sure the meals are received by those who need them most.

Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest, expressed her gratitude in the press release regarding Sunwing’s commitment to Canadians as well as their generous donations that will go towards ensuring that Canadians across the countries have access to healthy food options.

The airline suspended all flight services in mid-March due to the pandemic.

Instead, Sunwing refocused its efforts towards repatriating Canadians as well as other initiatives to support the country’s pandemic response.

Sunwing’s donations will provide donations to food programs in these specific 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