Fighting Food Insecurity in the U.S.
International Paper donation to Feeding America® provides additional support to fight food insecurity across the nation
MEMPHIS, Tenn. /3BL Media/ – International Paper (NYSE: IP), one of the world’s leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has made a $110,000 donation to Feeding America® to support year-round hunger relief efforts. The donation is above and beyond the company’s annual $500,000 Leadership Partner commitment to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
The company’s latest donation is based on an employee matching gift program and provides additional funding to help member food banks continue to serve people who face hunger in their communities. This support is just one example of International Paper’s employee engagement and commitment to the company’s signature causes, which include education, hunger, health and wellness, disaster relief and initiatives that improve the planet.
“Due to the pandemic, the Feeding America network has seen an average increase of over 55% more neighbors facing hunger. We are grateful to International Paper for their critical and generous support during this time of need. Their investment of time, talent, and resources goes a long way in helping families who struggle to put food on their tables,” said Lauren Biedron, vice president of corporate partnerships at Feeding America.”
“The Feeding America network of food banks are critical for so many communities in our nation, and we are extremely proud to support their mission to take on food insecurity by mobilizing our people, products and resources,” said Dr. Alissa Campbell Shaw, senior manager, global corporate social responsibility and community engagement, International Paper and executive director, IP Foundation.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ approximately 48,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2020 were $21 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.