30 Jul ConocoPhillips Donates to Community Groups
On Wednesday the 15th of July, ConocoPhillips Australia donated 400 frozen food parcels to assist local Gladstone Community members doing it tough.
The food parcels were delivered to community groups and organisations such as Roseberry QLD, the Gladstone Food Centre and Ray’s Soup Kitchen, to provide meals for disadvantaged families and youth in need of support.
The food parcels comprised of a variety of single serve, pre-packaged nutritious meals that were prepared by Homeground Gladstone.
The meals were initially prepared as part of the emergency response and business continuity plans at the Australia Pacific LNG facility as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A priority for ConocoPhillips under these plans was to ensure the health and safety of our workforce should the COVID-19 pandemic escalate in the region, and where it may have been necessary to isolate operations crews onto Curtis Island.
Robert Gibb Manager of Communities & Sustainable Development at ConocoPhillips Australia said,
“When it was announced Queensland would be moving to level 3 easing of restrictions we determined we wouldn’t require the meals as part of the emergency response and business continuity plans. We looked to the community to see where there might be a need. One of the ways Roseberry QLD, The Gladstone Food Centre and Ray’s Soup Kitchen support people in the community is through ensuring they have access to nutritious food.
“The donations will help to ease the pressure these organisations are under to supply food to disadvantaged people in the Gladstone community”
The meals are the first of two deliveries, with another 440 meals scheduled for delivery in August.