mmg.com.au

Covering the Goulburn and Murray valleys

Juicy donation by Campbell's

Foodbank Victoria is the immediate beneficiary of a new $14.6 million bottling line at Campbell’s Soups, but the investment also secures the next 50 years for the Shepparton plant.

DARREN LINTON March 1, 2013 4:10am

FoodShare Project Manager Trevor Barker checks the output of the new V8 Juice line at Campbell’s Soups at Lemnos, which is celebrating its 50th year of operation.


Foodbank Victoria is the immediate beneficiary of a new $14.6million bottling line at Campbell’s Soups, but the investment also secures the next 50 years for the Shepparton plant.

Campbell’s yesterday donated 15000 1.25litre bottles of V8 Juice to Foodbank, equating to 225000 serves of vegetables for Australians in need.

The company was delighted the donation would provide a nutritious boost to the diets of many of the 2.2million Australians living in poverty each day, Campbell’s Australia New Zealand general manager Chris Foley said.

Victorian Deputy Premier Peter Ryan, who officially opened the sterile bottling line, said Campbell’s was one of the first corporations in Australia to sign an agreement with Foodbank and since 2001 has donated more than five million meals.

‘‘In the past seven years, Campbell’s has invested more than $45million upgrading its Shepparton facility which produces more than 55000 tonnes of some of Australia’s favourite food and beverage products each year,’’ he said.

‘‘I congratulate Campbell’s for showing the foresight and commitment to make this major investment, which will help secure the future for this iconic Australian manufacturing site.’’

The Shepparton plant is celebrating its 50th year.

‘‘It is a very significant day for our site and for food manufacturing in this region,’’ Mr Foley said.

‘‘What a momentous way to commence the next 50 years in Shepparton.’’

comments powered by Disqus
Shepparton logo

Former Fitzroy legend helps Arcadia CFA

Brownlow medallist Kevin Murray, who enjoyed a decorated career with Fitzroy Lions, is putting his medals from his playing days on display to help raise funds for Arcadia Country Fire Authority.

Leapon discount image

Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!

Kensington house

Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....

1203221.jpg

Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.

classies

Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.