JET2.COM has donated almost £20,000 worth of food and drink to West Cheshire Foodbank.

Over the past six weeks, the low-cost leisure airline has provided thousands of items to the charity from its retail operations centre in Middlewich.

West Cheshire Foodbank will distribute the donated food and drink items to residents in the area who are locked in poverty.

Ian Oulton, trustee at West Cheshire Foodbank, said: “We are extremely grateful to for their very generous food donations, which mean that we can provide additional support, on top of our standard ambient food provision to local people in crisis, to those who find themselves in temporary accommodation with limited access to cooking provision.”’s retail operations centre opened in October 2023 as the first centre of its kind in the UK aviation industry.

It was built so that could take control of its in-flight operations and is responsible for stocking, managing and distributing millions of in-flight products.

 The food and drink items donated to the charity in recent weeks include products that can be pre-ordered by customers before a flight or purchased on the day from the airline’s in-flight menu.’s latest donation to the West Cheshire Foodbank included over 1,000 of each of its onboard kids’ snack boxes, ploughman’s snack boxes and chilli meals, and more than 200 hot drinks, including Starbucks lattes and cappuccinos.

John Davis, director of retail at and Jet2holidays, said: "We are thrilled to be supporting people in the local community and working with the West Cheshire Foodbank to donate food and drink items from our retail operations centre.

“Seeing the charity collect all the pallets of food and drink over the last six weeks has been absolutely fantastic, and we will continue to work with the foodbank to do all we can to support their efforts in the future. We sincerely hope the items make a difference to people.”