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BASF combats hunger with $19,000 donation to Forgotten Harvest and food drive with Gleaners Community Food Bank


  BASF donated $19,000 and employees sorted food for meals for Forgotten Harvest, and they also joined with Gleaners Community Food Bank to collect more than 600 pounds of food to help feed families throughout Southeast Michigan.

Employees at BASF sites across Southeast Michigan contributed to the food drive and employee resource groups in Southfield organized the volunteer effort to sort food for the meal boxes, which will feed more than 14,000 people.

“Food insecurity is a serious problem in communities throughout Southeast Michigan,” said Greg Pflum, Vice President and General Manager of BASF’s Midwest Hub. “Our employees continued their long-standing commitment to fighting hunger by supporting these two organizations dedicated to relieving hunger and food waste in our local communities.”

Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest, added, “One in six people face hunger in Southeast Michigan. BASF is a long-time generous corporate partner that we have come to depend upon for their significant financial commitment and the wonderful spirit of BASF employees who volunteer their time.”

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 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 five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at

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