Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BLL) 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," said 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.