CHICAGO — American Airlines volunteers gathered Thursday to pack 5,000 boxes of food for Florida communities affected by Hurricane Michael.

Team members gathered at one of the airline’s O’Hare International Airport hangars. They worked in assembly line-fashion to pack up 75,000 pounds of food.

The event is part of a system-wide effort to aid disaster relief following devastation in several Florida communities. American Airlines teams have met at airports in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Miami to pack food with Feeding America and thousands of hygiene comfort kits with the American Red Cross.