The AIP and APPMA appeal to help the hungry this Christmas

Thursday, 02 November, 2017

The holiday season will soon be upon us and for many this will be a time of joy, family celebrations and festivities. But not everyone will be so fortunate.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) and the QLD Supply Chain and Logistics Conference (QSCLC) are calling for volunteers to help pack Foodbank hampers for people in need during the Christmas period.

For the last six years, members have used their annual Christmas party to complete this task. Overall, the team has packed 5400 hampers worth about $660,000 for people in need.

In 2016 alone, they produced about 1100 hampers, which equated to over $120,000 worth of donated funds and items. This helped create 800 family hampers, 200 ladies’ packs and 110 children’s packs. They aim to break this record in 2017.

Taking place on 1 December 2017 at Eagle Farm Race Track, the AIP and the APPMA are inviting all of the industry to participate in this good cause. Attendees can arrive at any time between 10 am and 3 pm and the price for APPMA, AIP and SCLAA members is $25 or $30 for non-members.

They  urge people to help make a difference to those who need assistance, and make everyone’s Christmas a brighter and more enjoyable one. To find out more information about how to donate or participate in the Foodbank hamper packing day, visit

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