CHEP turns insights into meals

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April 22, 2015


CHEP Australia is always looking for new ways to support Foodbank, Australia’s largest food relief organisation, to get food to more people in need, and recently, CHEP found a new way to contribute thanks to the goodwill of its customers.

As part of a market insights initiative, CHEP interviewed a range of food retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies, and committed to making a donation to Foodbank on behalf of those who agreed to participate.

Thanks to CHEP’s customers, 8,000 additional meals will be going to people, who might otherwise have gone hungry.

Foodbank works with over 700 Australian partners; including farmers, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers who generously contribute food and groceries. In 2014, for the first time, Foodbank distributed more than 30 million kilos of food across Australia – the equivalent of 40 million meals or 110,000 meals per day. CHEP Australia also played a part in this massive effort by providing more than $900,000 of in-kind support in 2014.

CEO of Foodbank Australia, Jason Hincks, said, “CHEP’s support underpins our operations – without it we wouldn’t be able to get food to where it’s needed most. This latest act of generosity by CHEP and its customers is just another example of how they are always looking to go that extra step to help us in our goal of fighting hunger in Australia.”

President of CHEP Asia-Pacific, Phillip Austin, said, “Today’s donation is an extension of the support we, and our customers, give to Foodbank throughout the year. We appreciated our customers taking time to participate in the research to help us better meet their needs, and being able to make a donation on their behalf is our way of saying thank you.”

About CHEP

CHEP offers managed, returnable and reusable packaging solutions to companies across the globe. Since 1956, its technology and know-how have helped some of the world’s best known brands including Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Nestle, Ford and GM get to market.

CHEP’s supply chain solutions help customers store, protect and move goods from production to point of consumption in a safe, cost efficient and environmentally sound way. Whether moving raw materials, meat, fresh food, bulk liquids, car parts or consumer goods, we apply the technology and thinking to make goods movement leaner, greener and safer. Its solutions lower customers’ supply chain and bottom line costs and reduce operational risks. Using CHEP, customers can better focus their valuable resources on their core business. With a pool of over 300 million pallets and containers worldwide, CHEP has more than 7,700 employees and operates in more than 50 countries. For more information about CHEP visit

Media Enquiries:

Dzintra Horder
Communications Manager, CHEP Australia
P: 02 9856 2547  M:0405 711 786

Sarah Pennell
Communications Manager, Foodbank Australia
P : 02 9887 4144  M:0408 433 011

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