Press Conference Invitation: Massive Shipment Of Iga Groceries To Be Sent To Sam

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MEDIA ALERT: 22/10/2009

ATTENTION: Editors, News Directors, Photo Editors and Chiefs-of-staff 22-10-09  

Caritas and IGA Load Ship With Food For Tsunami-Affected


Caritas Australia with IGA supermarkets

will today

urgently deliver



of much-needed non-

perishable food, grocery and household supplies to those affected by the tsunamis 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. 

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”.

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”.



Thursday, 22 October 2009.  


Photos and Press Conference @ 12:30pm


Caritas Sydney Headquarters,

Cnr O’Riordan and Reserve Streets

Alexandria, 2015 NSW


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