Success in the Bag at Elmwood College

Elmwood College recently received a donation of 10,000 bags to be used in the College’s Garden Gallery Café.

Falkland based packaging company, Smith Anderson, generously donated the bags after being approached by lecturer, Suzi Gasparini, who was looking for a local packaging business to help with the Café’s take-away food distribution.

Smith Anderson Managing Director, Michael Longstaffe, presented the bags to the Café during a special lunch where he was the guest of honour.

The Elmwood Garden Gallery Café helps prepare Supported Learning students for entry-level career positions or work placements within the community. Since its inception last year, it has helped many students learn how to deal with money, the basics of food preparation, food hygiene and social interaction.

Michael said, “During such challenging times a business has to focus hard on its charitable giving. Smith Anderson continues to support local charities, in particular junior sports in Falkland.  Elmwood's request, although slightly further afield, was very well constructed and our paper carrier bags provide an immediate direct benefit for these fantastic students and their support staff. Smith Anderson are extremely happy to be associated with this excellent project."

Suzi said, “We are very grateful for the generous support of Smith Anderson and were delighted when we found out they were keen to help. Their donation will definitely assist our students in reaching their goals!”

Smith Anderson celebrated its 150th Anniversary in 2009.  From its headquarters in Falkland, they employ over 210 local staff and produce up to 50 million paper bags every week for foodservice, bakery and pharmaceutical industries across Europe.


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