Eating Today? Ball’s “Let’s Can Hunger” Drive Makes That A “Yes” For Many
One in eight people in the U.S. struggle with hunger, making the question of whether you’re eating today a very real challenge for many. Stepping up with their recently completed 2017 “Let’s Can Hunger” drive, Ball Corp North American, its employees, and the Ball Foundation joined forces to address this issue. They collected almost 270,000 pounds of canned food- a record amount for their drives- as well as more than $330,000 in donations. The drive benefits more than 40 nonprofits addressing food insecurity in communities where Ball operates in North America.
Employees in Ball’s corporate, packaging and aerospace offices participated in the effort. Besides collecting food, employee dollar donations were matched by Ball Corporation, and The Ball Foundation also provided a dollar per pound match of food. The Ball Foundation* focuses on education, recycling, disaster relief and food security.
“Providing 1.5 million meals to our communities was a tremendous effort and demonstrates the generosity of the Ball family,” said Chris Chavez, director of global corporate citizenship and corporate relations at Ball. To get a feel for the incredible “can do” culture of the Ball, as shown in the spirit and engagement of Ball employees, see the video above.
It’s clear the employees are proud to be part of this company, and B:CIVIC is proud to count Ball as a member!
* The Ball Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that sustain the communities in which they operate by improving and promoting education, recycling, disaster relief and food security.