Foodbank acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. Tetra Pak has made a donation to Foodbank, along with Murray Goulburn, a number of other partners and the Australian Government.
“We want welfare agencies to be able to rely on us for all the key essentials they need to provide balanced and nutritious meals to people in need,” said John Webster, CEO of Foodbank Australia. “Milk is consistently at the top of their shopping list.”
The long life milk program was officially launched at Foodbank’s Parramatta Mission on 25 February 2013 by the Federal Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins.
Since 2011, the Australian dairy industry united to provide Foodbank with one million litres of chilled milk annually. Tetra Pak’s commitment allows milk to be included in emergency food hampers and distributed to charities without the need for refrigeration.