As a part of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) commitment to Foodbank and fighting food waste, a team of Members once again headed down to the Foodbank facilities at Yarraville to help pick and pack on-line orders and mixed grocery boxes.
Not only did the efforts support Foodbank Victoria, the team supported over 23 charities across the state by packing their food orders. Together they packed 16,705.83 kilograms of food orders, equivalent to approximately 30,100 meals for our community. 30,100 meals is the equivalent of feeding a family of 4, 3 meals a day for 2,508 days or 6.87 years.
Among the 23 charity organisations the AIP packed for are:
• Salvation Army
• Asylum Seekers Resource Centre
• Uniting Care
• Hope City Mission
The AIP is looking forward to running the same program again in 2020 and also introducing a NSW version; in addition to the successful Queensland hamper packaging program that runs every Xmas.