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Americas: Ball’s food drive provides 700,000 meals in 37 communities

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During Ball Corporation’s 2015 Let’s Can Hunger food drive, the company’s North American employees donated more than 170,000 pounds of canned food and raised more than US$215,000 in monetary contributions, which will provide approximately 700,000 meals to those in need in the 37 communities where Ball operates in the US, Canada and Mexico.

The food collected, combined with employee donations, the Ball Corporation match and The Ball Foundation’s dollar per pound match of food, will benefit nonprofit organizations that help provide and improve local access to sufficient food resources for individuals and families in need.

“Ball employees are committed to helping ensure that everyone in their communities has access to nutritious food,” said Kathleen Pitre, director of corporate relations for Ball Corporation and executive director of The Ball Foundation.

“Canned food provides safe, nourishing and easy-to-prepare nutrition to those who need it. We are proud that Ball and its employees will have such a positive impact in the areas where they live and work.”