Iga Delivers Grocery Products To Samoan Victims

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22nd October 2009, 05:28pm - Views: 708

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Caritas and IGA Load Ship With Food For Tsunami-Affected


IGA supermarkets

and Caritas Australia


started shipping



of much-needed


perishable food, grocery and household supplies worth more than $100,000 to the

people affected by

the tsunamis in Samoa. 

The 4,900 cartons of food were sent from IGA’s Blacktown warehouse 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


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

and we have used our successful Community Chest program to help provide emergency relief to assist

those affected by the tsunami”.

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”.

PHOTO CAPTION from left:

Mr Lou Jardin CEO

from IGA’s distribution company IGA>D

and Caritas

Australia CEO Mr Jack De Groot.

Media Enquiries: 

Diana Bauer/Andrew Geddes at City PR on 029 267 4511  

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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