• Foodbank Australia CEO, Brianna Casey with Rinoldi’s Vetta Pasta.
    Foodbank Australia CEO, Brianna Casey with Rinoldi’s Vetta Pasta.

Part of the Australian food manufacturing landscape since 1878, Rinoldi is celebrating 15 years of its partnership with Foodbank’s Collaborative Supply Program.

Rinoldi was one of the founding partners of the Collaborative Supply Program in 2008 and has been supplying pasta to Foodbank ever since.

On average, Rinoldi helps manufacture 180 tons of pasta each year for Foodbank through the Collaborative Supply Program; providing close to half a million packets (490,000 packets) of Vetta Pasta.

Rinoldi director Bill Quayle said, “As a family-owned Australian business, giving back to the community means a lot to our business. People who suffer from food insecurity deserve to enjoy good quality food, which is why we are proud to supply Foodbank with Vetta Pasta.”

The Collaborative Supply Program was born out of a need to turn Foodbank’s ‘surprise chain’ into a more stable supply chain. With the increasing demand for food relief and a focus on reducing waste, Foodbank collaborates with manufacturers and component suppliers to produce a reliable supply of everyday foods.

In addition to its involvement with the Collaborative Supply Program, Rinoldi also donates more than 56 tons of pasta a year to Foodbank as part of the food rescue donation program, which equates to 100,900 meals. 

Foodbank Australia CEO, Brianna Casey said, “Knowing we have a constant supply of much-loved key staples such as pasta from Rinoldi is vital to ensure everyday Australians that are struggling right now, can put a meal on the table.”

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