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 be continuing their Foodbank Christmas Hamper project for the fourth consecutive year on the 6th of December.
Each year, the three industry associations work together to pack over 600 hampers for Foodbank to distribute to those in need at Christmas - many of whom are without employment, are families with young children, or are homeless.
Ken McMillan, General Manager of Foodbank Queensland explains the 600 hampers that the AIP, SCLAA and APPMA pack each year are distributed to families in crisis at Christmas time.
The packing of the Christmas hampers is a culmination of twelve months of work with over $60,000 worth of goods raised to go inside the hampers and generous support received from many companies across the country. Each hamper is worth $100 and 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 over $180,000.
Those who would like to be a part of this event by helping pack hampers on the 6th of December, or wish to donate items for the hampers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the AIP on 07 3278 4490. The AIP is currently seeking donations for food, beverage and personal hygiene products.