• Saputo Dairy Australia employees at Foodbank Victoria in Yarraville.
Source: SDA
    Saputo Dairy Australia employees at Foodbank Victoria in Yarraville. Source: SDA

Saputo Dairy Australia has confirmed the renewal of its national partnership with food relief charity, Foodbank, for a further two years. Last year, Saputo donated just over 595,000 meals and 8400kg of groceries. 

SDA is a long-time partner of Foodbank, that has contributed dairy products to support thousands of frontline charities since 2011.

Foodbank Australia chief executive officer, Brianna Casey, said that more than 3.7 million households struggled to put a meal on the table in the past year. 

“Foodbank relies on the invaluable support of our partners like Saputo Dairy Australia to meet the increasing demand for nutritious food and groceries. 

“Saputo have been donating fresh milk to Foodbank for over a decade and its committed support is making a difference in communities across the country.”

According to Foodbank, Australia is in a food security crisis, where 48 per cent of the population feels anxious about, or struggles to access food consistently.

In 2023, SDA’s support provided the equivalent of 594,100 meals for people experiencing hardship and 8400kg of other grocery items.

The company also has an employee volunteering program, through which its Melbourne team members recently helped out at Foodbank Victoria in Yarraville.

SDA commercial director, Cameron Bruce, said that SDA looks forward to continuing to provide dairy nutrition to those who need a hand.

“We remain committed to supporting Foodbank with our fresh milk donations, discounted long life milk and dairy products. 

“With our long history of giving back to the communities where our employees live and work, and with the current cost of living challenges, this partnership with Foodbank is a valuable way for us to support families in need.”

Packaging News

In the first year of PKN’s Women in Packaging Awards programme, industry has stepped up with meaning. The response has been phenomenal, and the judges had their work cut out for them selecting the finalists from a competitive field of high-calibre nominees.

At The Hive Awards in Sydney today, the Best Packaging category was won by Don Smallgoods, part of George Weston Foods, for its resealable flow wrap pack for sandwich fillers and other smallgoods. This innovative packaging is a departure from the conventional thermoformed packs and addresses consumer demands for better functionality, sustainability, and product visibility.

Applications for the 2024 APCO Annual Awards are now open, and are open to all of industry to apply.