Released by Renee Robinson, ball.com
During Ball Corporation’s 2016 “Let’s Can Hunger” food drive, the company’s North American employees collected more than 210,000 pounds of canned food and raised $58,000 in employee donations. In total, this will provide nearly 930,000 meals to those in need in communities where Ball operates in the US, Canada and Mexico.
The engagement and commitment from employees in Ball’s corporate, packaging and aerospace offices throughout the “Let’s Can Hunger” campaign made it possible to deliver safe and nutritious food in our communities.
The food collected, combined with employee donations, the Ball Corporation match and The Ball Foundation’s dollar per pound of food match, will benefit nonprofit organizations that improve local access to sufficient food resources for individuals and families in need.
“Providing nearly a million meals to our communities demonstrates the generosity of Ball’s people,” said Kathleen Pitre, vice president, communications and corporate relations. “Our communities can count on us to make a difference in many ways, including our efforts to bring nutritious food and other necessities to those who need it.”
The Ball Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private foundation. Founded in December 2010, the Ball Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that sustain the communities in which we live and operate by improving and promoting education, recycling, disaster relief and food security. For more information about the Ball Foundation, please visit www.ball.com/ball-foundation.
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 15,200 people worldwide and reported 2015 sales of $8 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or see their Facebook or Twitter.
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