Help the AIP help those in need this Christmas

Australian Institute of Packaging
Monday, 09 September, 2013

Three industry organisations will contribute to a Foodbank Christmas Hamper project for the fourth consecutive year in December this year.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), will work together to pack more than 600 hampers for Foodbank to distribute to those in need at Christmas.

“The 600 hampers that the AIP, SCLAA and APPMA pack each year are distributed to families in crisis at Christmas time and while none of those who pack the hampers will ever meet the receivers, everyone who participates should be extremely proud of what they do,” said Ken McMillan, General Manager of Foodbank Queensland.

The Foodbank Christmas Hamper project volunteers.

The Foodbank Christmas Hamper project volunteers.

Companies from around the country donate more than $60,000 worth of goods to fill the hampers, which are made up of food and personal hygiene products.

In three years, the AIP, in conjunction with the SCLAA and the APPMA, have packed 1800 hampers to the value of more than $180,000.

The hampers will be packed on 6 December. To donate items or volunteer to help pack the hampers, email or call the AIP on 07 3278 4490. The AIP is seeking donations of food, beverages and personal hygiene products.

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