Anheuser-Busch has provided more than 79 million cans of water to U.S. communities since 1988
Anheuser-Busch, the company that produces Budweiser beer, distributed 50,000 cans of drinking water to Bardstown, Ky., after severe flooding in the area compromised water systems March 1. Smith Brothers Distributing Co., a wholesale partner of Anheuser-Busch, worked with the American Red Cross to distribute the water on-site.
Anheuser-Busch began their emergency drinking water program in 1988 to assist U.S. communities impacted by natural disasters. Since then, the company has provided more than 79 million cans of water to communities in need.
The company periodically pauses beer production at their Cartersville, Ga., brewery to package the water used for the emergency program. According to Louisville, Ky., news source WLKY, Anheuser-Busch plans to add their Fort Collins, Colo., brewery to the emergency water program plan sometime in 2018 to more efficiently distribute clean drinking water coast-to-coast in times of need.