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Charlottetown Airport launches holiday food drive

The Charlottetown Airport saw numbers last year that matched the record-setting numbers from 2014.
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The Charlottetown Airport recently launched its first-ever holiday food drive in support of the Upper Room Food Bank. 

Passengers and staff can drop off donations via a food box in the terminal building from now until Dec. 18. 

The food box will be located in the airline check-in area for passengers wishing to donate non-perishable food items, pet food and personal items. 

Vanessa Smith, manager, marketing and communications with the Charlottetown Airport Authority, said last year the staff had a food drive which was a “big success” so they wanted to open it up to passengers as well.

“People are in the spirit of giving this time of year, and we hope passengers will consider giving before their travels.” 

The Charlottetown food bank’s top five items needed are canned meat, canned fruit, soups, canned vegetables and beans. 

The airport also wishes to remind passengers who have any un-opened oversized liquids or gels (like jams or maple syrup) not accepted through screening that the food box would be an excellent option for these items. 

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