SPC Ardmona offers aid to the Philippines

Victorian based cannery, SPC Ardmona has offered to supply canned food to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

SPCA contacted the federal member for Murray, Sharman Stone, stating that the company is prepared to supply canned food at cost price, and should the government be prepared to purchase a significant amount, SPCA will donate an additional $250,000 worth of product to victims of the Typhoon.

SPCA has asked Stone to propose its offer to the Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, The Weekly Times Now reports.

“We have canned food in storage that is ready to go if our Federal Government is prepared to distribute this food as part of their aid package,'' said SPCA’s managing director, Peter Kelly.

"We've spoken previously about providing food as foreign aid instead of cash.

"For the benefit of people in the Philippines, I urge the Government to take this opportunity to put this initiative into action.

"Our employees stand ready to have our products prepared for shipping within 48 hours if the Government wishes to accept our offer to assist.''


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