BASF sacks hunger with Kansas State football team
MANHATTAN, KS, February 21, 2019 – BASF donated $3,000 this weekend to the Kansas Food Bank through the Sack Hunger initiative. In total, the campaign has raised more than $12,000 in the last four years thanks to BASF and the hardworking Kansas State football team defensive line.
For the last four football seasons, every time the Kansas State defensive line sacked an opposing quarterback, BASF donated $100 directly to the Kansas Food Bank as part of the Sack Hunger initiative. An estimated 215,000 people in the Kansas Food Bank’s service area turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families.
“The Kansas Food Bank is so appreciative of BASF for their support of our work,” said Brian Walker, President and CEO of the Kansas Food Bank. “The Sack Hunger initiative is such a creative way to bring hunger relief and help us put missing meals on the table of our neighbors in need.”
According to Feeding America, more than 40 million Americans struggle with hunger, including 12 million households with children. In addition, one in eight households in the U.S. had difficulty in providing enough food for all their members at some time during the year.
“Partnering with the Kansas State football team through the Sack Hunger program has been a rewarding experience,” said Rick Vrbas, BASF Business Representative. “Being able to support our local community while rallying around the Wildcats has been a great way to not only give back, but to also help put an end to hunger.”
While the football season may be over, hunger relief efforts are ongoing. To join us in supporting the Kansas Food Bank, please visit: http://www.kansasfoodbank.org/how-to-help/donate-money/.
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.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,200 employees in North America and had sales of $17.9 billion in 2017. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com.
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 six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of more than €60 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.