International Paper Donates $288,000 to Feeding America®

Nov 23, 2021 2:55 PM ET
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Food banks around the U.S. are combatting food insecurity, which has dramatically increased since the beginning of the pandemic. International Paper, a leading producer of packaging and pulp products headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, is proud to build on their #HelpFillTheBoxes campaign with a significant donation to Feeding America® to help combat this critical need in the communities where their employees live and work.

The company is announcing a $288,000 donation to Feeding America® and their network of partner food banks in November to #HelpFillTheBoxes with critical supplies. The donation is providing $2,500 to Feeding America® partner food banks in each and every IP community across the U.S., directly helping families facing food insecurity.

“Our employees are passionate about supporting critical community needs, and we recognize that our resources are essential for distributing food to people that have been hit hardest by the pandemic,” said Dr. Alissa Campbell Shaw, senior manager, Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Engagement, International Paper. “Our employees and our resources are helping improve the ability of food banks to serve communities around the U.S.”

International Paper mobilizes their people, products and resources to improve the lives of people in the communities where they live and work. The company is launching a social media campaign — #HelpFillTheBoxes — to encourage those who are able to donate to food banks in their communities. Taking action in the fight against hunger during the pandemic can be as simple as volunteering at a local food bank or donating money or resources. Learn how you can help at feedingamerica.org.

About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. We produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. and employ approximately 38,000 colleagues. Net sales for 2020 were $21 billion*. In Russia, the Company has a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper and its largest foreign-domestic alliance in the forestry products sector. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.

*Inclusive of our former pulp and paper mill in Kwidzyn, Poland, which was sold on August 6, 2021, and our former global papers business, which became a standalone, publicly traded company on October 1, 2021.