Tropic Air, BelizeÂs national airline, has revealed that it has started a Christmas food drive to bring vital help to those who need support during the festive season. Â For those living in Belize, this is a great time to get involved and help less fortunate neighbors by donating much needed food.
Christmas is only a few weeks away now, and millions of people around the world are preparing for this special day. Â However, many of those who are poor and needy continue to lack the food and support to even create a sustainable, everyday meal. Â Tropic Air has now set up a number of food stations across its terminals. Â For any food received, it will match the donations, before distributing the goods across the ten communities from which it operates.
The drive was first launched last week, with officials from Tropic Air management asking both businesses and members of the public to get involved and donate canned goods that can then be sent out to those who most need them. Â One of the airlineÂs representatives, Jo Sayer, explained that the scheme was a way for the company to give something back to the communities that they served. Â Therefore, it made sense that all Tropic Air terminals became a place where food could be donated.
Ms. Sayer explained that the idea was to create food parcels for those who most need them. Â ÂEach of our station managers have come up with a charity organization they will be working with, or a list of needy families in their areas. Â Each counter will have a box where you can drop off the non-perishable items, preferably canned. Â We are hoping to collect as much canned food as possible, which we plan to distributed the weekend of December 23rd,Â she said, adding that Tropic Air wants to be able to provide those who are less fortunate with a reason to celebrate Christmas this year.
For ideas of what to donate, each terminal has a sample food basket containing canned goods and other non-perishable items that are ideal for giving. Â Tropic Air hopes the scheme will be more successful than the toy drive they've also held in the past, providing reason for everyone to celebrate the festivities this year.