Williamsburg Plant Donates 10,329 Pounds of Canned Food During Ball's Let's Can Hunger Campaign Plant will donate food to Grove Christian Outreach Center
Employees at Ball Corporation's Williamsburg plant collected more than 10,000 pounds of canned food for Grove Christian Outreach Center May 5-20 during Ball's nationwide "Let's Can Hunger" campaign. Employees delivered the canned food, as well as $ 10,000 in monetary donations, on May 28th to the Outreach Center.
The Ball Foundation matched the Williamsburg's canned food donation with $1 for every pound of canned food collected by plant employees.
"In our community, there is a significant ongoing need for food for those who are less fortunate," said Wagner Ramsey. "Through our employee's generosity and that of our neighbor business Coresix we were able to make a meaningful contribution. We're proud of what our employees accomplished, and we also know this donation only sustains our community's needs for a short period of time. We encourage the entire Williamsburg community to continue to donate canned goods to local food banks such as the Grove Christian Outreach Center."
As part of the "Let's Can Hunger" campaign, Ball's employees in North America donated nearly 170,000 pounds of canned food and tens of thousands of dollars to food banks and local help agencies in the United States and Canada. Canned food provides nutritious and economical meals to individuals and families.
Grove Christian Outreach Center distributes more than 400,000 pounds of canned goods annually. They are able to provide a much needed service to our community through generous donations and the tireless work of volunteers.
About The Ball Foundation
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.
About Ball Corporation
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 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2014 sales of $8.6 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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