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Helping charities by donating thousands of snack boxes

Jet2.com

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April 02, 2020 at 12:32

This week we have donated thousands of snack boxes to help charities in their work supporting the elderly and the homeless in Greater Manchester and Yorkshire.

We donated the snack boxes to Otley Action for Older People, Age UK’s Manchester Resource Centre and SPIN (Supporting People in Need) Manchester, a charitable organisation that feeds, shelters and supports both the homeless and people in need.

The snack boxes, which would normally be purchased by customers flying with Jet2.com, contain chocolate flapjack, Pretzels, Italian cheese, crackers and Pizette – enabling the charities to provide more food and snacks to people who are in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zoe Mitchell, Assistant Care Centre Manager at Age UK Manchester, said: “The delivery from Jet2.com will help lots of people within the community during this difficult time, when we need to stick together to overcome the COVID-19 outbreak. This donation was gladly received and very much appreciated by everyone here at AGE UK.”

Sue Trainer, Project Manager at Otley Action for Older People, said: “We’re extremely grateful for the donation that Jet2.com has made. We’re currently splitting this donation between neighbouring networks in Leeds, so the kindness of the donations will be felt far and wide. We’re also making door to door deliveries to those who are self-isolating and in need of supplies, so these donations will really come in handy and will be included in our next packages.”

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We want to support the community in any way that we can during this difficult time, and we hope these snack boxes will help those who are in need. We are very proud to be doing our bit to help people in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.”