WestJet just donated over 1 million airplane snacks to food banks in Canada
WestJet is doing what it can to give back to local communities in Canada by donating some of its in-flight goodies to food banks.
The airline announced this week that its catering services and distribution centre are working with food banks, shelters, community groups and meal programs in Toronto and Calgary to give away some of its in-fight snacks.
If you were wondering what happens to all those pretzels WestJet has on hand due to its many cancelled flights... it's giving them away in Calgary and Toronto. 1,074,200 packages of pretzels have been donated to food banks, shelters, community groups and meal programs.— Scott Dippel (@CBCScott) April 24, 2020
The donation includes 5,376 cases of pretzels consisting of 1,074,200 packages that have about 30 days left on their expiry dates.
WestJet also said that it will continue to serve as cargo carriers for Canadian Blood Services, flying blood and blood products across the country and helping to deliver critical supplies.
Our Cargo operations are helping keep vital supply chains open and moving by flying thousands of pounds of critical supplies each day. We're shipping perishables, pharmaceuticals, blood products and many other necessary items. 🇨🇦 https://t.co/gsQfEkjCzN pic.twitter.com/5IOb5szeJc— WestJet (@WestJet) April 9, 2020
It also said that it will be reducing staff by 3,000 next month, after announcing that it would be bringing back 6,400 workers.
The company has had to continuously reduce flight service as air travel amid the pandemic further declines.
"With less than five per cent of our pre-COVID-19 guest loads, work is simply not currently available," it said.
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