Delta to Donate Sky Club and In-Flight Food Items to Hospitals and Charities

By Kurt Stolz on 7 April 2020
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Pan-seared beef tenderloin, served on a cedar plank with roasted root vegetables, on a Delta flight

Delta Air Lines said Tuesday that it plans to donate over 200,000 pounds (90,718 kilograms) of food destined for its Sky Clubs and in-flight meal services that it cannot use due to cutbacks in flying due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“Delta has 200,000 pounds of food we can’t use,” the airline said in a statement. “So we are giving it to people in need.”  The donations will include perishable and non-perishable items.

The Atlanta-based carrier announced changes in its in-flight service to reduce the likelihood of spreading the novel coronavirus that included limiting beverage options to sealed containers of water and only serving “pre-packaged, non-perishable Flight Fuel boxes” in business- and first-class cabins.

Employees are identifying organizations across the globe that are in need of more food.

In Nice, prepackaged snacks are going to feed healthcare workers in hospitals, while in New York, managers are sending meals to local hospitals.  In multiple cities in the United States, Delta Sky Clubs are sending food to first responders and local charities and religious organizations.

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