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Primary Connect continues partnership to feed Australians

Primary Connect has announced that it will be continuing its partnership with General Mills and Foodbank Australia for the third consecutive year on a special program to feed more vulnerable Australians.

Foodbank’s Collaborative Supply Program is an initiative by the hunger relief charity to collaborate with manufacturers and suppliers to produce a sustainable source of key staple foods. These include pasta, sausages and milk that don’t come in sufficient quantities through normal rescue channels.

As part of the program, General Mills will produce around 10,000 meals each month for Foodbank at its Western Sydney factory.

Primary Connect provides transportation for Foodbank to get the products to its warehouses around Australia, while General Mills donates production time and labour to make the product, and its suppliers donate the raw materials, packaging and services.

General Mills Supply Chain Director, Jacob Cutajar, said the company is very grateful for Primary Connect’s support.

“Their support is invaluable as it helps reduce the cost of Foodbank’s food relief efforts and gets a meal with protein to vulnerable families around Australia,” he said.

“We are even more appreciative of their support this year with the increased demand and pressure on supply chains.

“It just demonstrates the commitment for Primary Connect to give back to the community.”

Foodbank GM National Supply Chain, Michael Davidson, said its supply of key staples was critical to vulnerable Australians.

“Foodbank provides relief to more than one million adults in Australia every month, so it’s vital we have a reliable supply of key staples in our warehouses all year round,” he said.

“Our Collaborative Supply Programs are so important and we couldn’t do what we do without partners like General Mills and Primary Connect to fill those much-needed gaps in our ‘Surprise Chain’.

“We are so appreciative of the ongoing support and we thank all our suppliers involved in this unique program.”

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