SNAC provides funds to support disadvantaged children; opens applications for SNAC Tank Pitch Competition

By Gill Hyslop

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SNAC's generous donation will support seven disadvantaged kids with schooling, along with meals and healthcare. Pic: GettyImages
SNAC's generous donation will support seven disadvantaged kids with schooling, along with meals and healthcare. Pic: GettyImages

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SNAC International (SNAC) has donated $3,000 to the Nadia & Alf Taylor Foundation, which will support seven disadvantaged children to go to school, including access to meals and healthcare.

The Taylor Foundation supports over 150 social impact programmes across 43 countries, providing direct funding to projects focused on education, social enterprise and healthcare for those in need.

It was formed in 2002 by the directors of tna solutions, following their visit to an under resourced school in South Africa. That same day, they decided to build a new school facility for the 300+ students. Their work has continued to change the lives of over 150,000 people since. 

Donation highlights commitment to social responsibility

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The donation aligns with SNAC’s ongoing commitment to social responsibility. The association’s Giving Tuesday campaign recognises the importance of contributing to causes that make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and communities. It also believes in the power of collective effort to drive positive change.

“We are thrilled to support the incredible work of the Nadia & Alf Taylor Foundation,” said Christine Cochran, president and CEO of SNAC.

“SNAC is committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve. We believe that by supporting organisations like the Taylor Foundation, we can contribute to creating a brighter and more inclusive future for all.”

SNAC Tank Pitch Competition


SNAC International is has opened applications for its 3rd​ SNAC Tank Pitch Competition.


Anyone can enter. If you believe you have a standout product, you are invited to submit a two-minute video pitch to tell us all about it. Judges will also need product samples.


Deadline for submissions is Friday, 16 February.


Who would turn down the opportunity to compete for a $10,000 prize?

It’s also an opening to get your product and yourself onto the snack stage.

Featuring guest judge Daymond John from ABC’s hit reality series Shark Tank, the winner will also be given the priceless opportunity to establish valuable connections with leading industry mentors and receive visibility and coverage in industry media.


On 28 February, five finalists will be notified that they have won the chance to progress to the pitch session to present their products to a panel of expert judges, followed by a three-minute Q&A. One finalist will be chosen as the winner.


The pitch session will take place at SNAC International’s biennial education and collaboration forum, SNX in Dallas, Texas on 14-16 April.

The small print

An additional five semi-finalists will be invited to SNX to showcase their products and provide samples to all attendees. 

Founded in 1937, SNAC – formerly Snack Food Association – represents over 400 companies in the global snack market, including suppliers, marketers and manufacturers. Upon its three pillars of education, advocacy, and networking, SNAC is committed to connecting the snack industry through the three pillars of education, advocacy and networking.

“We are very grateful for SNAC’s commitment to social responsibility,” said Nadia Taylor.

“This generous donation will enable us to further our mission and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve.”

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