In recognition of Hunger Action Month, BASF teamed up with Feeding America to help fight hunger across the U.S. During a month-long online food drive, BASF employees, together with their families and friends, raised $40,160 which surpassed the 2018 goal of $30,000. In addition, BASF matched this amount, bringing the total donation to $79,920.
“For every $1 donated, a minimum of ten meals will be provided. This can make a world of difference to our neighbors in need,” said Baldwin. “Our total funds raised this year will help provide at least 120,480 meals to areas in need throughout the country.”
All funds raised will be donated directly to 200 Feeding America food banks across the country based on donor zip codes. This means donations will directly benefit the local communities where donors reside. The BASF virtual food drive took an all-hands-on-deck approach this year with all U.S. Agricultural Solutions Product sites participating.
“With 46 million children and adults suffering from food insecurity in the U.S., Hunger Action Month is a cause that is close to our hearts,” said Amy Baldwin, Community Relations and Events Manager, BASF Agricultural Solutions. “BASF’s financial support of Feeding America’s National Produce Program will help the organization reach its goal of providing 1.7 billion meals through produce by 2025.”
About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2017, our division generated sales of €5.7 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.