Power and AGIG team up for double “win” at Foodbank SA
The Port Adelaide Football Club has teamed up with Adelaide-based Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) to produce a winning $13,400 donation for Foodbank SA’s 2018 “Goals to End Hunger” campaign.
As well as their $13,400 donation, the Port Adelaide-AGIG team also combined today at Foodbank SA’s Edwardstown headquarters to assist with packing a record 500 Christmas hampers for needy South Australians over the Festive Season.
Port Adelaide’s Chief Executive, Keith Thomas, was on hand today with AGIG’s Chief Customer Officer, Andrew Staniford, to present the donation cheque to Foodbank SA’s CEO, Greg Pattinson and to join the Christmas hamper packing team.
The $13,400 donation – putting an extra 27,000 meals on the Foodbank SA table of those in need this Christmas - was generated by Port Adelaide’s goal kicking efforts in season 2018.
The Port Adelaide–AGIG support saw $100 donated for every Port Adelaide home game goal kicked during the 2018 season “goals to end hunger” campaign.
“Christmas is our busiest time of the year at Foodbank SA when so many vulnerable South Australian families rely on our service,” said Foodbank SA CEO, Greg Pattinson.
“The support of Port Adelaide and AGIG is invaluable to ensuring we have the ability to keep up with the demand for service, especially in the Festive Season”, he said.
“At Foodbank we provide over 117,000 South Australians every month with food relief, including one third of these being children.”
Port Adelaide Chief Executive, Keith Thomas, said the latest “Goals to End Hunger” results meant that since 2015 the Club has put more than 118,000 meals on the table of those in need via Foodbank SA.
“We think everyone has the right to a decent meal, especially during the Festive Season,” Mr Thomas said.
“Foodbank SA provides a service that is so important to some of the state’s most vulnerable people and we are proud to have teamed with AGIG to play a small part in the exceptional work it does.”
“AGIG – as Australia’s leading gas distribution business – is delighted to have again joined forces with Port Adelaide and put up $100 for every home game goal kicked by the team in the past season,” AGIG’s Mr Staniford said today.
“It is most rewarding to see the number of families that will benefit from the efforts of the Port Adelaide team and the financial support from the Port Adelaide-AGIG partnership,” he said.
“Happy Hamper Christmas” at Foodbank SA
Mr Pattinson said today’s record 500 Christmas hampers packed by Port Adelaide and AGIG would play a most valuable role in the more than 10,000 hampers provided to those South Australians in need each year during the Festive Season.
“These Christmas hampers will be distributed by Foodbank in coming weeks to some of South Australia’s most vulnerable families,” he said.
AGIG’s Andrew Staniford was joined by other AGIG representatives who volunteered their time with an outstanding not-for-profit charity organization such as Foodbank SA.
“This has become a tradition each year at AGIG for our people to throw their support behind this valuable exercise which will contribute to Foodbank SA providing so many meals to those in need over the Christmas period,” Mr Staniford said.
"Christmas is an ideal time for all of us to reflect on our personal lives and what we can all do to have a positive impact on others,” he said
“It is therefore pleasing to AGIG and its staff to be able to embrace the true spirit of
Christmas by being involved in such a winning team day for Foodbank SA.”
About Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)
In 2017, Australian Gas Networks (AGN), Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline (DBP) and Multinet Gas Networks (MGN) came together to form AGIG. The combined distribution, transmission and storage assets make AGIG one of the largest gas infrastructure businesses in Australia.
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group has approximately 2 million customers across every mainland state and the Northern territory, 34,000kms of distribution networks, over 3,500kms of gas transmission pipelines, and 42 petajoules of gas storage capacity. AGIG’s vision is to be the leading gas infrastructure business in Australia - by delivering for customers, being a good employer, and being sustainably cost efficient.
Issued: 26 November 2018
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