LyondellBasell today announced it has donated $20,000 to the Coastal Bend Food Bank (CBFB). The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted various facets of people’s lives and created hardships
for many. Food banks all over the world are on the front lines of this international pandemic providing food assistance to millions facing hunger, with demand increasing every day. LyondellBasell aims to help relieve some of the strain with its donation.
“The Coastal Bend Food Bank is meeting a tremendous need right now for families in this area struggling to put food on their tables,” said Alicia Matus, site manager for LyondellBasell’s Corpus Christi Complex. “Our employees have volunteered with the food bank in the past so we know how important their work is to this community. We hope this donation helps them continue their vital mission during this difficult time.”
The contribution to the CBFB is part of LyondellBasell’s global $1.3 million donation to support food banks in 17 countries and communities where the company has major operations.
“Food banks everywhere are ramping up efforts to ensure the most vulnerable in our communities are fed,” said Bea Hanson, executive director of the CBFB. “Contributions from community partners like LyondellBasell help us keep up with the increase in demand we are seeing. Many people who have not relied on our services before have resorted to food banks for emergency food supply and resources.”
Donating funds to supply food for those in need is just one way LyondellBasell has responded during this pandemic. Additionally, LyondellBasell’s materials are found in many applications critical to protecting and preserving health and safety such as medical devices, protective equipment, cleaning products, and various pharmaceutical applications. The company continues to supply its customers with a variety of materials including polypropylene resins, which are used to produce melt-blown fibers that provide filtration in facemasks; masterbatch products are used in breathable films for protective suits; and, polypropylene, ethylene oxide, and propylene oxide are used to make medical syringes, medical test kits, soaps, disinfectants, and many other products.