14 February 2017
More than 1,000 Anheuser-Busch employees and our wholesaler partners teamed up yesterday with the local Nashville non-profit Second Harvest Food Bank and community leaders to prepare food packages for veterans in the Greater Nashville community.
Our employees and partners came together at Music City Center where we were joined by Beth Harwell, Tennessee Speaker of the House, and Megan Barry, Mayor of Nashville as we fought hunger one meal at a time.
Volunteers packaged boxes of food to be delivered to military veterans in the Greater Nashville area. Each box includes a variety of non-perishable food items as well as a thank you card acknowledging the loyal and courageous service that local veterans have provided to our country.
“Anheuser-Busch has a long and proud tradition of supporting veterans in our local communities,” says Bill Bradley, Vice President of Community Affairs at Anheuser-Busch. “We’re really grateful that we can continue to show our appreciation through this partnership with Second Harvest.”
Attendees also helped to prepare backpacks containing a range of food and snacks for local students as part of an ongoing initiative by Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
This service project is part of Anheuser-Busch’s annual Sales and Marketing Communications Conference, which has brought thousands of employees and business partners to Nashville from across the country. For many years, the service project has kicked off the annual wholesaler meeting and has become a staple of the conference that our partners look forward to every year.
“It’s truly humbling to see Anheuser-Busch and its partners come together like this,” said Scott Turner, President of Ajax Turner Company, a Nashville-based wholesaler. “It doesn’t matter which part of the country we are from. We’re all here to support the Nashville community today.”
Since 1997, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation has provided more than $557 million to charitable organizations, including those that support military personnel, education, the environment, economic development and disaster relief. The work that Anheuser-Busch does in communities around the country is a key part of our commitment to take practical actions that help build a better world.