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COVID-19: Delta Donates 1 Million Pounds of Food to The Needy

The COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities for Delta to impact people’s lives by donating food and other provisions to hospitals, schools, food banks, and other organizations.

Total donations so far recently exceeded 1 million pounds, and the effort is still ongoing.

Delta is donating food and beverages that would otherwise go unused and the number of donations increases each day. Delta is also donating food service items like utensils, bowls, napkins, and packaging materials.

Delta is working with longstanding U.S. partners including Feeding America, whose local organizations are distributing food to those in need.

The airline has also developed new relationships with local organizations and chefs in communities seeing a significant need for food resources.

Internationally, Delta teams are similarly helping the communities in which they work, live, and serve.

In the Philippines, Delta donated more than 39,000 packs of snacks, 25,000 drinks, almost 5,000 packages of coffee, and 600 packages of tea to COVID-19 frontline workers and first responders.

Delta has also made donations in Senegal, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Peru, Japan, Greece, Spain, France, Netherlands, and the U.K.

Donating food is one of many ways Delta teams are demonstrating the indomitable Delta spirit during the ongoing pandemic.

In April, Delta started providing free flights to medical professionals on the front lines of the

COVID-19 crisis.

Delta TechOps and Delta Flight Products will also deliver up to 76 rapidly deployable pods to help military troops infected with COVID-19 return home.

Additionally, Delta manufactured a total of 70,000 face shields to help protect hospital workers utilizing Delta’s wholly-owned aircraft interiors subsidiary.

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