The pandemic has affected millions of people globally, either directly or indirectly. Millions of people are fighting this battle on the frontline to save lives. Many more are mobilizing resources like food and other supplies to help those active on the battlefront. One of several such organizations is Delta Air Lines, which has donated over 90 metric tons of food so far to help those in need.
Social-distancing measures has forced airlines to cut domestic and international operations. Most airlines now have tons of unused perishable and non-perishable food items. Delta Air took initiative and is donating surplus food items to help frontline corona warriors.
Unused Food for Corona Warriors
The supply-chain disruption has made it difficult for everyone to manage the regular supply of quality food. Visualizing the pain, Delta Air is donating food stocks to charitable institutions like Feeding America, the Georgia Food & Resource Center, and the Carthage Crisis Center. So far, it has donated over 200,000 pounds of food items through food distribution agencies.
The airline is working with chef, Linton Hopkins, to streamline food packaging and distribution operation in the Atlanta-area. Hopkins runs a program to deliver over 5,000 meals every week to first responders at the Emory University Hospital. There’s no doubt he has a heart for feeding the needy.
America and Beyond
Not just in America, Delta partnered with Newrest—a catering service provider in France- to supply packaged food to needy people in this region. This do good initiative is helping hundreds of people working tirelessly to keep people safe from the pandemic.
Some of the food supplies are going to those who are not fortunate enough to have a regular supply of food. In this time of crisis, those more forturnate should come forward to help those who are in need. This is what being good is all about.
Be generous: Invest in acts of charity.
Charity yields high returns. — Ec 11:1
Delta is donating food not because it is going to go waste but because it wants to keep the food supply chain in good health. Thousands of people are actively working to keep the system in order. Why waste food when this could be used to feed those who are in need.
Looking ahead the stay-at-home order is likely to continue in the coming weeks. The Atlanta-based carrier plans to donate more surplus food until the situation subsides.
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