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SPC Ardmona fruit to support typhoon survivors

SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.

December 4, 2013 10:01am

SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.

The company suggested the Australian federal government could buy the food at discounted prices and send it overseas, but the government has not responded.

SPC Ardmona has worked with the Philippine Consulate and local community, to ship the canned food to Philippines communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November.

SPC Ardmona managing director Peter Kelly, said they were contacted by the Philippine consulate after media reports about the offer.

Consul Virginia Kalong, of the Philippine Consulate, Victoria, has organised the local Rotary Club of Cebu to receive and distribute the products on arrival by liaising with the Cebuano Association of Victoria headed by its President, Mr Alex Sy, who will be in Cebu to facilitate distribution.

Consul Kalong said: ‘‘On behalf of the Filipino community of Victoria, the Consulate would like to extend its deepest and heartfelt appreciation to SPC Ardmona and all who stand in solidarity with the Philippines and the Filipino people in this difficult and trying time. The donation will positively impact the victims of calamities in the Philippines. This sincere gesture shows the victims that SPC Ardmona care and will go a long way to lifting their spirits.’’

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