Delta has adjusted service offerings on board and in Delta Sky Clubs to reduce touchpoints between customers and employees. As a result, Delta has been left with food that would have expired before it could be served to customers. So employee teams at Delta are engaging organisations that can immediately use the food. Efforts to identify and support organisations globally will be ongoing as Delta manoeuvres through these unprecedented times.
Delta is providing more than 200,000 pounds of food to hospitals, community food banks and other organisations around the world to support people in need as well as those working tirelessly on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delta has long-standing relationships with organisations like Feeding America, a nonprofit network that helps the company support numerous food banks and where employees help repack more than 2 million pounds of food annually. During the pandemic, local Feeding America organisations are distributing the donations to those in need.
In addition, Delta is working to help long-term food service partners including Linton Hopkins, Newrest and Sodexo with resources they need to serve their communities.