BASF Food Drive Secures More Than 1,500 Contributed Meals In Fight To End Hunger
Monday, October 30, 2017
Pictured (from left) include Rob Gagliano, BASF site director; Brittany Davis, BASF process engineer; Gabe Lepeak, BASF maintenance manager; Keith Gombash, BASF team leader;’ Ashley Thompson, BASF process engineer; Mark Schock, Chattanooga Area Food Bank; Bill Derryberry, BASF production group leader and Wes Gregory, BASF team leader.
In support of National Hunger Action Month in September, BASF employees participated in a canned food drive in partnership with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The month-long food drive and monetary donations from employees resulted in more than 1,500 meals contributed to the food bank - double the amount collected from BASF’s food drive last year.
“BASF encourages employees to support the Chattanooga Area Food Bank through annual food drives and volunteer work,” said Robert Gagliano, site director for BASF Chattanooga.
“We are extremely proud of their generosity, commitment and hard work this past month to support the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.”
BASF employees from the two manufacturing facilities located in Chattanooga assembled food packages for nearly 300 families at the food bank and 175 families at Gateway Towers Apartments.
“There are millions of families throughout the U.S. in need of food – many of those families live right here in our community,” said Mark Schock, volunteer coordinator for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. “We are moved by the annual generosity and hard work of BASF employees. Their support from this month’s drive has made a huge difference for those in need in the Chattanooga area.”
Employees who presented food collected include (from left) Brittany Davis, BASF proocess engineer; Rob Gagliano, BASF site director; Gabe Lepeak, BASF maintenance manager; Keith Gombash, BASF team leader; Ashley Thompson, BASF process engineer; Wes Gregory, BASF team leader; and Bill Derryberry, BASF production group leader.