US-based Alaska Airlines and the non-profit Alaska Airlines Foundation have announced the launch of #MillionMealsChallenge, donating more than 1 million meals to help local food banks across the country support the most vulnerable communities affected by COVID-19, the companies said.
The Alaska Airlines Foundation recently provided more than 896,000 meals through a donation of USD 200,000 to 14 local food banks in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. In addition, due to service changes onboard and in airport lounges, 273,000 meals were provided through donations of fresh food to community food banks.
To help double the impact, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have launched the #MillionMealsChallenge with employees and guests. Between now and the end of May, the airlines are encouraging donations to local food banks and/or one of Alaska´s hunger relief partners to raise funds for another 1 million meals for communities in need.
The Alaska Airlines Foundation supports the communities the airline serves.