05 July 2022
Primary Connect has continued its partnership with General Mills and Foodbank Australia for the third consecutive year on a special program to feed more vulnerable Australians.
Foobank’s Collaborative Supply Program is an initiative by the hunger relief charity to collaborate with manufacturers and their component suppliers to produce a sustainable source of key staple foods such as pasta, sausages and milk that don’t come in sufficient quantities via normal rescue channels.
As part of the program, General Mills will produce around 10,000 Latina™ Fresh Spinach & Ricotta Agnolotti meals each month for Foodbank Australia at its factory in Western Sydney.
Primary Connect provides pro bono transportation for Foodbank to get the products to Foodbank’s warehouses around Australia. General Mills donates production time and labour to make the product and its suppliers donate the raw materials, packaging and services.
Since August 2020, Primary Connect has delivered nearly 312 pallets of Latina™ Fresh Spinach & Ricotta Agnolotti meals.
Jacob Cutajar, Supply Chain Director at General Mills, said: “We are so grateful for the support from the wonderful team at Primary Connect. 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.
“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.”
Michael Davidson, Foodbank Australia GM National Supply Chain, said: “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.
“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.”