The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has been a long-standing supporter of Foodbank across Australia through the Queensland Hamper program for over nine years now and is pleased to also introduce the new Victorian Warehousing Volunteer Program. The two programs are designed for everyone in the industry to get involved; regardless of where you live.
AIP helps Foodbank Annual Hamper Packing Program reach $1 Million
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), ran their 9th annual Foodbank Hamper Packing Day on the 6th Dec with 270x volunteers packing 1200x Family Hampers, 300x Ladies Packs, 200x Back to School Packs and writing personal messages on 1700x Christmas cards.
The AIP and the SCLAA are very proud that we officially hit the $1 Million mark in donations and funds this year and have now packed 10,000 hampers for those in need.
To all of the companies who donate goods, funds and/or provide volunteers for the day we simply could not run this year-on-year without you. 2019 Sponsors and Donors included: All Purpose Transport, Brisbane Racing Club, Haymans, John Sands, Orora, Colgate, Ego Pharmaceuticals, Unilever, TetraPak, SMC, JBS & Primo, Kimberley-Clark, STOROPack, Axelent Australia, BWX Limited and Sukin, Fromm Packaging, Foodmach, AGITO, ABB, Agito, APPMA, Bretts Hardware, Graham Bell UK, HPD Building, Linde, Lush, Nordson Oncore, , QUT, Urban Utilities, Siecap.
To get involved in the 2020 Christmas Hamper program click here…
2018 Wrap Up
SO HOW CAN THE AIP HELP FOODBANK VICTORIA?
Join our new AIP Warehouse Volunteering Program; either as an individual, with your staff and colleagues, or even with your families. The AIP will work directly with Foodbank Victoria to book in some days where our volunteers can visit the Yarraville Warehouse and help pick and pack on-line orders and mixed grocery boxes. The day will start with a formal introduction on how Foodbank Victoria works and information on their charity partners.
SO HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
The AIP Foodbank Warehouse Volunteering Program will provide you the opportunity to better understand how Foodbank works and will be a combination of picking and packing of on-line food orders and packing mixed grocery boxes. The on-line orders have been placed by many of the 470 charity partners who look after the thousands of Victorians currently experiencing food insecurity. The mixed groceries items are donated by school students, community groups, clubs and corporate organisations who run food drives to provide the ingredients for the food boxes. Their charity partners are able to order these boxes which they then pass on to those families or individuals who need that extra help with grocery items. Each volunteer would have the opportunity to work in both areas. Shifts would ideally be for four to five hours.
To get involved in the AIP Warehouse Volunteering Program click here…