Representatives of Sanitarium and two of our suppliers, Visyboard and Orora Cartons, attended an event at the end of 2019 hosted by Foodbank
to celebrate the Collaborative Pack program and Sanitarium's doubling of its support through that program.
Todd Saunders was joined by Tony Searle, Julie Praestiin and Dianne Alchin along with Fiona MacLeod of Visyboard and Matthew Druce of Orora Cartons as the group toured Foodbank's NSW & ACT Warehouse, one of the largest in Australia.
The group heard from one of the charities that supports families across Sydney through their food pantry programs. They explained how the food they pick up from Foodbank makes a positive difference in helping people get back on their feet and moving forward.
Visyboard and Orora Cartons contribute to the Collaborative Pack program by providing packaging for the two production runs of Weet-Bix that are donated to Foodbank each year. Previously, Sanitarium provided 82 pallets of 575g Weet-Bix packs each year. This year, the amount doubles to 164 pallets which Foodbank then distributes to more than 2,500 charities across Australia.
This donation helps Foodbank bridge the gap between staple foods collected by Foodbank and the amount needed by charities and community groups. Todd Saunders shared a sense of Sanitarium's pride at seeing the arrival of Weet-Bix into the Foodbank warehouse.
"We're absolutely proud to be a part of this," he said. "We really build on the relationships we've had with Foodbank over time and we look forward to collaborating even more in the future."
Sanitarium has been partnering with Foodbank, Australia's largest food relief agency since 2010 to address food and nutrition insecurity through the Collaborative Pack program, Breakfast Clubs in schools
and emergency relief support