Over 160 members of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) and the Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference (QSCLC), spent their annual Christmas party for the sixth consecutive year with a twist.
The members spent the day packing a record 1250 hampers, for Foodbank to distribute to those in need at Christmas; many of whom are without employment, families with young children and living on the poverty line.
The 1250 Foodbank Hampers project is a culmination of twelve months of work, over $140,000 worth of goods raised to go inside the hampers and generous support from many companies across the country who assisted with the goods collection.
The 2015 hampers were worth over $120 each and were made up of food and personal hygiene products. This year 350 ladies packs were added with a value of $30,000 and 100 x homeware and kitchen packs, which were donated by Sizzler.
In six years, the AIP, in conjunction with the APPMA, SCLAA, and the QSCLC, have packed 4450 hampers to the value of over $541,000.
A special acknowledgement must go to the APPMA, Blackmores, Collins Food Group, Kimberly Clark, Colgate, OfficeMax, Sizzlers, BDO, Stanwell Corporation, TAE, All Purpose Transport, Linde, Department of Public Housing & Works for going above and beyond this year to help provide goods and funds for the hampers. Without the industry supporting this project it would not be as successful year-on-year.
If you would like to assist with the 2016 project, email firstname.lastname@example.org