IP Fights Hungers and Disaster Relief in Mexico

Mar 6, 2024 1:10 PM ET
A group of volunteers in matching shirts, a warehouse of paper products behind them.

QUERETARO, QUERETARO - International Paper is committed to the communities where our employees live and work. Earlier this year, with the coordination of American Chamber of Commerce AMCHAM Mexico, International Paper’s Ixtac and Toluca box plants delivered 22,000 boxes to the Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR) for transportation and distribution of relief supplies to the hurricane-affected population of Otis in Acapulco; and 14,400 boxes were donated to the Network of Food Banks in Mexico (BAMX).

BAMX has more than 50 food banks across the country and is part of the Global Food Banking Network (GFN). This delivery was part of International Paper Mexico’s ongoing commitment to its partnership with the Network of Food Banks and internationally with GFN.

Gabriella Rosato, National Manager of Strategic Alliances of BAMX, commented that this donation will benefit approximately 58,000 people in Mexico with safe and ready-to-eat food. The boxes will serve as packaging that supports local food bank deliveries.

"Donating to a food bank is a powerful way to make a difference in the fight against hunger and malnutrition as well as reducing waste and poverty. The Mexican Food Bank Network (BAMX Network) is grateful for International Paper’s valuable donation of more than 14,000 boxes which will allows us to send food to the affected population after Hurricane Otis in Acapulco, Guerrero and families who benefit from local food bank programs."

Since last October 2023, the BAMX Network and its partners (Caritas, CENACED, Rotary Club, Red Cross, Gilberto Foundation) have distributed nearly 500 tons of food to more than 440,000 people.

Supporting food banks helps reduce poverty and provides food stability which has a significant impact on the community and the world at large. 

Access to adequate food is critical to the economic well-being of families. International Paper will continue to support efforts to fight hunger and continue our partnership with BAMX.

About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global producer of sustainable packaging, pulp and other fiber-based products, and one of the world's largest recyclers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 39,000 colleagues globally who are committed to creating what's next. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2023 were $18.9 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting internationalpaper.com/.

About International Paper - EMEA

In Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), International Paper focuses on the production and marketing of fiber-based packaging and specialty pulp, employing approximately 4,400 people. As a leading supplier of high-quality corrugated containers for a multitude of applications, we serve customers throughout the region from our network of two recycled containerboard mills and 23 box plants in France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal and Spain. Specialty pulp is made in Gdansk, Poland. Other products available from International Paper in the region include a variety of Kraft linerboard and other pulp products.