IP Fights Hungers and Disaster Relief in Mexico

Last revised: May 20, 2024

During December, International Paper’s Ixtac and Toluca 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 Internal 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 foods. Since the boxes will serve as packaging that supports local banks deliver and allows them to deliver to their clients and facilitate the transportation of food.

"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."

International Paper is committed to the communities where our employees live and work. 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 is 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.