Ball Corporation provides 145,000 meals for food drive
Can manufacturer's "Let's Can Hunger"food drive through employee donation provides 22,000-lbs of canned food for community food share.
July 23, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff
BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Ball Corporation‘s, Colorado-based employees donated more than 22,000 pounds of canned food for the company’s 2014 “Let’s Can Hunger” food drive to benefit Community Food Share.
The food collected, combined with employee donations and The Ball Foundation‘s dollar per pound match, will enable Community Food Share to provide nearly 145,000 meals to those in need in Broomfield and Boulder Counties.
“Food security is a key focus area for Ball’s sustainability and community efforts, as canned food ties directly to our business and offers so many advantages in addressing hunger,” says Kathleen Pitre, director of corporate relations for Ball Corporation and executive director of The Ball Foundation. “Ball employees are quick to respond when they see a community need. Thousands of people in Broomfield and Boulder counties are food insecure and this canned food drive engages our employees to help fight hunger while supporting Ball and its customers.”
Ball participated in Community Food Share’s Compete to Beat Hunger Corporate Challenge for the second time in 2014.
For more information about Ball’s sustainability and community efforts worldwide, visit www.ball.com/sustainability.
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 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2013 sales of $8.5-billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com.
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