United Airlines Cargo Facility Converted To Food Distribution Center

(RTTNews) - United Airlines, Inc. said it has converted one of its cargo facilities at George Bush Intercontinental Airport into a food distribution center to help Houston Food Bank to feed families in need as the Coronavirus-led lockdown continues in the U.S.

The move was the brain child of one of United Airlines' baggage team member, Mark Zessin, who is also presently leading a team of employee volunteers at the bustling facility.

The employee volunteers at the food distribution center are engaged in receiving, packing, sorting and distributing food and other items to families in need. They have already volunteered nearly 5,000 hours to date, while sorting and bagging nearly 160,000 pounds of food and household products.

The cargo facility will be used for inspection, sorting, and packing of produce. The volunteers will pick up produce at the cargo center to make safe, no-contact deliveries to reach households that must stay quarantined.

Further, United team members across the system have donated more than 159,000 pounds of food to food banks, hospitals and other organizations from United's catering facilities and Polaris lounges.
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