Submitted by International Paper Company
MEMPHIS, Tenn., November 25, 2021 /CSRwire/ - 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.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. We produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. and employ approximately 38,000 colleagues. Net sales for 2020 were $21 billion*. In Russia, the Company has a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper and its largest foreign-domestic alliance in the forestry products sector. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.
*Inclusive of our former pulp and paper mill in Kwidzyn, Poland, which was sold on August 6, 2021, and our former global papers business, which became a standalone, publicly traded company on October 1, 2021.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.
About International Paper - EMEA
In Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), International Paper focuses on the production and marketing of fiber-based packaging and pulp, employing approximately 4,200 people. As a leading supplier of high-quality corrugated containers for a multitude of applications, we serve customers throughout the region from our network of two recycled containerboard mills and 23 box plants in France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal and Spain. Pulp production is centered in Gdansk, Poland. Other products available from International Paper in the region include Kraft linerboard and recycled containerboard, as well as pulp.
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