MEMPHIS, Tenn. (News release) - Food banks around the U.S. are combatting food insecurity, which has dramatically increased since the beginning of the pandemic. International Paper, a leading producer of packaging and pulp products headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, is proud to build on their #HelpFillTheBoxes campaign with a significant donation to Feeding America® to help combat this critical need in the communities where their employees live and work.
The company is announcing a $288,000 donation to Feeding America® and their network of partner food banks in November to #HelpFillTheBoxes with critical supplies. The donation is providing $2,500 to Feeding America® partner food banks in each and every IP community across the U.S., directly helping families facing food insecurity.
"Our employees are passionate about supporting critical community needs, and we recognize that our resources are essential for distributing food to people that have been hit hardest by the pandemic," said Dr. Alissa Campbell Shaw, senior manager, Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Engagement, International Paper. "Our employees and our resources are helping improve the ability of food banks to serve communities around the U.S."
International Paper mobilizes their people, products and resources to improve the lives of people in the communities where they live and work. The company is launching a social media campaign -- #HelpFillTheBoxes -- to encourage those who are able to donate to food banks in their communities. Taking action in the fight against hunger during the pandemic can be as simple as volunteering at a local food bank or donating money or resources. Learn how you can help at feedingamerica.org.