AB InBev brewers halted production at two of the company’s facilities last week to can water for Hurricane Florence victims.
Breweries in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Cartersville, Georgia, produced and sent 300,000 cans of water to Red Cross shelters for distribution in areas affected by the storm.
“Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help when disasters strike,” Michel Doukeris, the CEO of AB InBev, said in a statement.
In 2017, the brewer provided almost three million cans of emergency drinking water to communities impacted by natural disasters, including Texas, Florida, Georgia and California. The company said that since 1988 it has donated 79 million cans of water to areas in need.
“For the last 30 years, we have been working with the American Red Cross and our wholesaler partners to provide clean, safe drinking water for communities hit by natural disasters,” said Doukeris.
Meanwhile, PepsiCo is donating $1 million to relief organisations and 350,000 meals to American communities impacted by Hurricane Florence.
“Our focus is on ensuring that relief agencies have the resources they need to help those impacted by Florence,” said Jon Banner, president, PepsiCo Foundation and EVP, Communications.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, frontline responders and rescue workers in the Southeast. The PepsiCo team will help families in the path of this storm and be there to support communities in its aftermath.”