Community Service

BASF Has Year-Round Commitment to Reducing Hunger in North Carolina

Nearly 650,000 children, parents, and grandparents are food insecure and struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life in the 34-county service area supported by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

BASF works throughout the year to partner with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and other North Carolina businesses to help reduce hunger in the state.

The annual Sort-A-Rama held in the Spring, sees upwards of 50 volunteers from the RTP site who helped bag 176,000 meals for families in need. Sort-A-Rama is one of the largest corporate volunteer service gatherings in Raleigh-Durham area. At the event, participants sort food into family-sized bags for distribution. It offers employees and customers a fun, meaningful opportunity to volunteer for the community.

Sort-A-Rama kicks off the annual Stop Summer Hunger campaign which aims to fill the summer meal gap. Sadly, no school means no breakfast or lunch for thousands of children. Stop Summer Hunger resulted in BASF helping to provide 3.2 million meals for these children during the summer months.

Just in time for the holiday season, BASF is partnering with ABC-11 TV to grow the stores of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina this holiday season. Kicked off on November 20, and running through December, BASF and other businesses and schools will help provide over 6.2 million pounds of food for residents in North Carolina.

"In celebrating our 150th anniversary this year, we look to the future of farming. As an innovator in agriculture, BASF is passionate about helping farmers grow the most amount of food on their land," said Paul Rea, Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America. "One of our BASF priorities is to reduce hunger, which is the reason we are committed to supporting the tireless efforts of the food bank."

For more information on the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina go to http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FBCENCHome.

 
 

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