In the bottling plant. In the delivery truck. And in the grocery store. Our companies and their dedicated employees are here for you. In these uncertain and extraordinary times, our essential workers - along with those across the food, beverage and retail industry - are working every day so that Americans have access to what's essential.
America's beverage companies are working closely and tirelessly with their partners in the food supply chain to make sure food, beverages and other goods make it onto stores shelves and into Americans' homes without disruption. And as American companies, making American products, in America's hometowns, our commitment to serving our communities is unwavering and more critical than ever.
Be assured, as we do our work, we will continue to follow the guidance of all government and public health officials at the federal, state and local levels. Learn more about the steps we're taking to deliver for our communities, including beyond the products we make.
Restaurants aren't just where we go to eat. They're the places where we gather with our families to enjoy good food and good conversation, to toast something to celebrate, to relax and reconnect with friends. The people who make those times so enjoyable are the chefs, wait staff, kitchen crews and hosts who make it their business to treat you like family. When COVID-19 broke out, restaurants in every part of the country were devastated. Millions of these workers lost their jobs or saw their hours slashed, cutting their incomes. To help these workers through these tough times, beverage companies, food companies and many others coalesced around the idea of a relief fund that gives financial support to the workers.
During times of crisis, ordinary Americans come together in ways that remind us that the true strength and resilience of our nation resides in its communities. One of the best examples of this community spirit is how quickly cities and towns worked to protect the health and education of schoolchildren when schools were shut down.
Across the country, Americans are stepping up in so many remarkable ways to help their neighbors and communities. Our companies and employees are answering the call with them. From partnering with local suppliers to help manufacture life-saving plastic surgical shields for healthcare workers, to providing critical financial support to food banks and restaurants, to donating supplies to local hospitals – the quick and innovative action by our members is felt nationwide. Learn more about how we're working to deliver and support our neighbors during these challenging times.
Governor Doug Ducey today announced the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) and Swire Coca-Cola coordinated to provide 30,000 liters of Dasani Water and two pallets of Coca-Cola beverages to the Navajo Nation. The two truckloads of supplies, donated by Swire Coca-Cola, were delivered this morning to Nakai Hall at the Window Rock Fairgrounds on the Navajo Nation.
Two multi-national corporations headquartered in Westchester are teaming up to support health care workers who have cared for the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the region.
We have taken extraordinary precautions to keep our teams safe and supported, including following the guidance provided from health authorities and government agencies.
Our members have been active in their communities ensuring the safety of their employees and the health of those they serve. Learn about the ways our partners are making headlines in their work to support those in need.
Like America’s beverage companies, small businesses are part of every community across America. So it’s no surprise that Selena, a longtime G&J employee, wanted to encourage her neighbors to support their local businesses. She promoted those local businesses on her social media and, with her own money, purchased gift cards to support them – which she then gave away. As the saying goes, Selena was able to “water two plants with one hose” – helping to keep her local businesses afloat while spreading cheer.
We can't express how much gratitude we have for our healthcare workers! We were proud to donate Mtn Dew Kickstart & Dole Juice to @uc_health West Chester Hospital! Thank you very much for everything you do for our community - you are appreciated! #InThisTogetherOhio #HereForYou https://t.co/3OTMedWuPi
Today, Great Lakes Coca-Cola, @PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper delivered 7 pallets of water & recovery drinks to the TCF Regional Care Center in Detroit that was transformed into the field hospital to treat #COVID19 patients. We are #HereForYou & together we will get through this. https://t.co/Erh3tuLYC6
During this national emergency, @USDA is continuing our mission to “Do Right and Feed Everyone.” ✅ feeding kids all across the country ✅ ensuring our food supply chain remains safe & strong ✅ making certain our farmers have enough ag workers Learn more https://t.co/gdVOctjtlM https://t.co/gIV7gbeoSR
We would like to thank our dedicated employees and those in other essential industries in our communities who are working hard to replenish and restock shelves, deliver food and other products during this time. Caring for families and keeping our economy thriving is a priority! https://t.co/3gLfLSXBgb
Our top priority during these challenging times is the health of the communities we serve across America. That is why we continue to follow the guidance of federal health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as it relates to the production and delivery of the wide range of beverages our members make, and the well-being of our employees, consumers and customers. As for packaged food and beverages sold in stores, there is currently no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with the transmission of COVID-19, according to CDC and FDA. Below are some helpful resources and guidance from federal public health agencies.
ABA Members can check out our Member Resources page for tips and information regarding the coronavirus response. Below are a few helpful links from our partners as we work together to confront the everchanging landscape due to COVID-19.