Travel retail specialist Paradies Lagardère and Canada’s Calgary International Airport have launched a new collaboration with the Airdrie Food Bank.
Travelers, airport and airline employees can now purchase and donate convenience foods, healthy snacks, beverages, and other items for donation to the local charity
The Airdrie Food Bank collects and distributes food to those in need and helps the community find solutions to hunger-related issues. The organization provides food hampers for individuals and families, as well as those in crisis, baby formula, and nutritional meals for new mothers, as well as facilitating a number of school meal programs.
“We believe that our community is not only coast to coast, but global as well. We’re always looking for new opportunities to make a positive and impactful difference in the lives of our employees, business partners and customers,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère.
The company has initiated a similar program at the Edmonton International Airport, which partners with the Leduc & District Food Bank. To date, more than 2,300 items have been donated by travelers to those in need.