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International Paper and Global FoodBanking Network Continues to Improve Food Security Across the Globe

International Paper and Global FoodBanking Network Continues to Improve Food Security Across the Globe

Published 09-20-22

Submitted by International Paper Company

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International Paper and The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) continues its partnership for a multi-year investment to support capacity-building efforts among food banks in Europe and Latin America. 

This support enables food banks in Mexico, Canada, Spain, Poland, Italy, Chile and Guate​mala to enhance their food recovery and redistribution programs to reach more people in need of assistance.

As IP invested in our communities, many people were helped through the grants. In Mexico, our partners created a school breakfast program that helped 200 children. They were able to supply each child with backpacks that were filled with items every 15 days. Similarly, in Canada, students in every province and territory throughout the country were able to receive nutritious pre-packed food parcels, with special attention during the summer months when school nutrition programs are not available. In Spain, the partnership was able to serve 1.35M people through the distribution of 172M kilograms of food to nearly 7,500 community organizations.

IP's support in Poland helped their food bank's efforts by paying for staff, transport, and general operating costs. For IP's partners in Chile, the grant not only helped fund for more staff, technology and logistics but it helped them distribute 1,500 metric tons of fruit and vegetables to 1,733 community organizations serving 348,674 people. In Italy, over 100,000 tons of food was collected and distributed to 7,583 partner charities which assisted more than 1,660,000 individuals throughout the country.

Many thanks to our IP employees and The Global FoodBanking Network partners who work to address critical needs in our communities.

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International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global producer of sustainable packaging, pulp and other fiber-based products, and one of the world's largest recyclers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 39,000 colleagues globally who are committed to creating what's next. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2023 were $18.9 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting

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In Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), International Paper focuses on the production and marketing of fiber-based packaging and specialty pulp, employing approximately 4,400 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. Specialty pulp is made in Gdansk, Poland. Other products available from International Paper in the region include a variety of Kraft linerboard and other pulp products.

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