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BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) employees stepped up to help address food insecurity in North America during the company's 2017 "Let's Can Hunger" food drive, collecting a record 269,655 pounds of canned food and donating more than $332,000 that amounts to more than 1.5 million meals for those in need in communities where Ball operates in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The engagement and commitment from employees in Ball's corporate, packaging and aerospace offices throughout the "Let's Can Hunger" campaign made it possible to deliver safe and nutritious food in more than 40 communities.
The food collected, combined with employee donations, the Ball Corporation match and The Ball Foundation's dollar per pound match of food, will benefit more than 40 nonprofit organizations that improve local access to sufficient food resources for individuals and families in need. According to national statistics, one in eight people in America face hunger.
"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. "Our communities can count on us to make a positive difference in many ways. With nearly 50 million Americans struggling to put food on the table, Let's Can Hunger is our commitment to bring nutritious food and other necessities to those who need it."
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The Ball Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private foundation. Founded in December 2010, the Ball Foundation's mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that sustain the communities in which we live and operate by improving and promoting education, recycling, disaster relief and food security. For more information about the Ball Foundation, please visit www.ball.com/ball-foundation.
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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 18,450 people worldwide and 2016 net sales were $9.1 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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