Campbell's And Sife Partner To Can Hunger!

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18 December 2009


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Campbell’s and SIFE partner to can hunger!


Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) has partnered with Campbell’s - Australia’s

favourite soup company - to launch ‘Let’s Can Hunger’, a joint hunger relief initiative

that addresses the issue of hunger and accentuates Campbell’s commitment to

nourishing people’s lives. 


The ‘Let’s Can Hunger’ program challenges SIFE teams from a range of

participating Australian universities to create projects that tackle the hunger

problem with three goals: raising awareness about hunger relief, satisfying

immediate hunger needs in local communities and implementing long-term

solutions that help hunger victims address the cause behind their needs.


So far, 30 SIFE teams from around the country have registered to participate in

the program, which officially kicks-off in January 2010.


According to John Webster, CEO of Foodbank - Australia’s largest hunger relief

organisation – the ‘Let’s Can Hunger’ program is set to make a real difference to

people’s lives.


“Two million Aussies rely on food relief every year and half of those are children.

That’s a lot of people going hungry, everyday,” said Mr Webster. 


“What’s so wonderful about the SIFE/Campbell’s ‘Let’s Can Hunger’ program is

that it leverages the energy, passion and creativity of participating university

students to develop and implement short and long-term hunger relief solutions

where they’re needed most in our communities.”


Watch out for a ‘Let’s Can Hunger’ initiative in your community soon!


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Distributed by:


Toni Jones





Campbell’s 





toni_jones@campbellsoup.com



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Notes to the Editor:


About Campbell’s:

Campbell Soup Company is the world’s largest soup manufacturer. In Australia,

Campbell’s employs around 400 people. Its portfolio of iconic brands includes

Country Ladle, Velish, Chunky, V8 and Real Stock. For more information,



About SIFE:

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) are changing the world by making a

difference in their local communities. SIFE students invent new futures for

themselves and for others through entrepreneurial educational outreach

projects.  SIFE challenges students to take what they learn in the classroom and

apply their knowledge in real working situations for the benefit of all concerned.

SIFE challenges business and industry to become involved in a partnership, to

mentor students and judge their projects at National Championships. For more

information, visit www.sifeaustralia.org.au 


About Foodbank

Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia; it is a non-

denominational, national organisation, with distribution centres in five states and

seven regional centres.  It is relied upon as the pantry of the welfare sector and

distributed over 17 million kilos of donated food last year, which made over 23

million meals and helped feed over 60,000 people every day. For more

information please visit www.foodbank.com.au 



Image caption:

John Webster, CEO, Foodbank, (far right) is joined by members of the

Macquarie University SIFE team, who have already signed up to the

Campbell’s/SIFE ‘Let’s Can Hunger’ program






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