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First Fonterra Milk for Schools Packs Head South

1 May 2013
First Fonterra Milk for Schools Packs Head South
The first container of Fonterra Milk for Schools packs has left Auckland bound for the South Island, thanks to support from Mainfreight and Pacifica Shipping.

The cases of individual milk packs will wait at Fonterra’s distribution centre in Christchurch before being sent to Anchor milk depots in Southland and Otago and then dropped off at schools for drinking in May.

Fonterra Group General Manager Global Co-operative Social Responsibility Carly Robinson says the Southland and Otago regions are the first to start drinking free school milk as part of the nationwide rollout.

“It’s great to have another two New Zealand companies getting behind this exciting programme and helping to bring free nutritious milk to Kiwi kids.”

Daily Freight, part of the Mainfreight Group, is providing discounted freight rates for the transportation of the milk throughout New Zealand.

Pacifica, the country's leading carrier of domestic sea freight, will provide discounted shipping to move containers of milk from Auckland to Christchurch for all participating South Island primary schools. The company's General Manager Sales and Marketing, Richard Allan, said up to four containers a week would be shipped when the programme is fully underway.

“We are very proud to be working with Fonterra to deliver milk to New Zealand’s primary school children.”

Shayne Porter, Business Development Manager for Mainfreight, is pleased that Daily Freight and Pacifica are able to support the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme in this way.

“It’s great to be involved with Fonterra doing something good for Kiwi kids, and it aligns well with existing programmes where we provide assistance to local schools and communities.”

The Fonterra Milk for Schools national rollout is starting in Southland and Otago, with Christchurch following a few weeks after. It’s expected that by the end of Term 1 2014 all schools who want to take part in the programme will have access to milk every school day.

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