Boxing up Hunger and Personal Protection Equipment in Chicago

May 29, 2020 3:00 PM ET
Press Release

CHICAGO, May 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – International Paper (NYSE: IP) has donated 10,000 corrugated boxes to Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization currently managing the Greater Chicago Food Depository for the city of Chicago. The boxes will be used to distribute personal protection equipment throughout Chicago, as part of Team Rubicon’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Team Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. The group is packing and distributing up to 1,000 boxes per day.

“International Paper’s donation of cardboard boxes has been an integral part of Team Rubicon (TR) operations at the United Center,” said Maggi Thomas, Team Rubicon Midwest Territory Planner and Current Team Leader at Chicago United Center. “The boxes have allowed us to prepare and distribute thousands of supplies within the City of Chicago of which a large majority have been sent to under-served/underfunded organizations. Utilizing the boxes, we have been able to establish pick-up and delivery days with over 100 organizations per week.”

International Paper, one of the world’s leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, is taking action to address critical needs in the communities in which its employee live and work during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. The company has recently announced its commitment to donate two million boxes for pandemic relief.

About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable worldwide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 50,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2019 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit

About Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service by leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Team Rubicon has developed extensive protocols that allow its volunteers, also known as Greyshirts, to swiftly and safely continue to deliver on its core mission of disaster response. Team Rubicon has also adapted its capabilities to respond to the pandemic by providing assistance such as food delivery to at-risk populations, coordination and logistics support for those in temporary quarantine, and opportunities for volunteers to help their neighbors through individual acts of service. Additionally, Team Rubicon has helped local, state, and federal partners with direct medical response including running mobile testing sites, decompressing hospitals, and providing on-site medical assistance. Visit for more information.

Source: Green Justice

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