Paradies Lagardère unveils food bank initiative

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Paradies Lagardère and Victoria International Airport in British Columbia, Canada, have announced a new initiative designed to help fight hunger on the Saanich Peninsula.

The new program enables travelers, as well as airline and airport employees, to purchase and donate convenience foods, healthy snacks, health and beauty aids (HABA), beverages and other items, which will then be distributed to the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Victoria International Airport and the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank – to help with food insecurity in the communities in which we live and work,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “We’re always looking for new opportunities to make a difference and positively impact the lives of our employees, business partners and customers.”

“We are pleased to support this new initiative lead by our retail partner Paradies Lagardère,” said Victoria Airport Authority director, business development and community relations, Rod Hunchak.”  It’s a very easy way for travelers and airport employees to help those that need it in our community and make a positive difference in their lives.

In 2019 Paradies Lagardère initiated similar programs between Edmonton International Airport and Leduc & District Food Bank, Calgary International Airport and Airdrie Food Bank, the Saskatoon International Airport and Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, Regina International Airport and Regina Food Bank, and Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and Winnipeg Harvest.

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