Caritas And Iga Load Ship With Food For Tsunami-affected Samoa

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ATTENTION: Editors, News Directors, Photo Editors and Chiefs-of-staff 21-10-09  

Caritas and IGA Load Ship With Food For Tsunami-Affected


Caritas Australia with IGA supermarkets will tomorrow urgently deliver 48 tonnes of much needed non-

perishable food, grocery and household supplies to those affected by the tsunami in Samoa. The 4,900

cartons of food are being loaded tomorrow at Caritas Australia’s Sydney headquarters on route to

Garden Island for

the HMAS Tobruk. The food, including rice and tinned seafood, were selected in

consultation with Caritas’

local partners in Samoa, who are participating in the relief effort and will

distribute the food to needy families. 

Jack de Groot CEO of Caritas Australia said, “food supplies are stretched to the limit in Samoa at the

moment and this shipment will make a vital contribution to assisting the affected Samoans get back on

their feet in the wake of this terrible disaster”.

Mr Mick Daly, National IGA Retailer Chairman said, “IGA plays an active role in their local communities

and our retailers and distribution partner have acted immediately, using the group’s successful national

Community Chest program to help provide emergency relief to assist those affected by the tsunami”.


Thursday, 22 October 2009.  




Caritas Sydney Headquarters,

Cnr O’Riordan and Reserve Streets

Alexandria, 2015 NSW


Caritas Australia CEO Mr Jack De Groot and IGA CEO Lou Jardin

will attend the loading

and be available for comment.

Media Enquiries and RSVP’s: 

Andrew Geddes at City PR on 0408 677 734  

Evan Ellis at Caritas Australia on 0408 869 833  

The Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development

24-32 O’Riordan St, Alexandria, NSW, Australia, 2015 Toll Free 1800 024 413 Facsimile 1800 887 895


ABN 90 970 605 069

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