SOURCE: BASF

BASF

December 11, 2013 10:00 ET

BASF Supports Hunger Relief With $50,000 Donation

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - The North American Crop Protection Division of BASF announced today that the company will make an end-of-year donation of $50,000 to hunger relief programs. The donation is split between a $25,000 gift to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and $25,000 to Feeding America's national office. 

"BASF creates chemistry that helps our growers produce crops that feed people around the world," said Nevin McDougall, Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, for BASF in North America. "We are proud to support the efforts of Feeding America to help provide meals for the hungry throughout the country. We are also pleased to continue our strong partnership with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to support our neighbors here in our hometown."

More than 560,000 people struggle to provide enough food for their families in the 34 counties served by the Food Bank. The organization serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Southern Pines, and Wilmington.

"We are thrilled that BASF continues to stand up against hunger by partnering with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Their generous gift of $25,000 will enable the Food Bank to provide 125,000 nutritious holiday meals to individuals, families and children in need across our 34-county service area," said Peter Werbicki, President/CEO for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. "We have shared commitments to community health and hunger relief. And having a partner like BASF working with us throughout the year means hope for hundreds of thousands of individuals living with hunger."

BASF also recently established a partnership with Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.

"We're grateful to partners such as BASF for making a difference in communities struggling with hunger at both the local and national level," said Leah Ray, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Feeding America. "Each dollar helps provide nine meals to people in need."

The mission of Feeding America is to provide food for America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks -- currently 203 food banks, including the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina -- and 61,000 shelters, food pantries and soup kitchens. The organization also works to engage the country in the fight to end hunger.

"We hope that our donations will make a difference this holiday season, but we also will continue to work with both Feeding America and our local Food Bank throughout 2014 through volunteer programs, food drives and other financial contributions," McDougall said. "This partnership reaffirms BASF's commitment to the health and sustainability of our communities."

For more information about the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina visit: www.foodbankcenc.org.

For more information about Feeding America visit: www.feedingamerica.org.

About BASF's Crop Protection division

With sales of around EUR 4.7 billion in 2012, BASF's Crop Protection division provides innovative solutions in crop protection, turf and ornamental plants, pest control and public health. Its portfolio also includes technologies for seed treatment and biological control as well as solutions to manage water, nutrients and plant stress. BASF's Crop Protection division is a leading innovator that supports growers to optimize agricultural production, improve their business efficiency and enhance the quality of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on the web at www.agro.basf.com or follow us on our social media channels: http://www.agro.basf.com/agr/AP-Internet/en/content/news_room/social_media/index.

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of EUR 72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Sharon Hall
    BASF Corporation
    Tel: (919)546-2991
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