Regional News  |  February 22, 2023

BASF Sack Hunger Challenge feeds thousands

MANHATTAN, KS, February 22, 2023 – For the eighth year in a row, BASF has supported its annual “Sack Hunger Challenge” for the Kansas Food Bank by donating $100 per defensive sack garnered by the Kansas State (K-State) University Football Team during a 2022 football game.

During halftime at the K-State vs. Iowa basketball game on Saturday February 18, Mike Hofer, K-State Graduate and Director of U.S. Crop Protection at BASF, presented a large-sized check for to help fight a large problem.

“As a fan and a volunteer for this cause, I cheer even louder when the ‘Sack Hunger Challenge’ game is underway because I know the more dollars we help raise for the Kansas Food Bank, the less people will go hungry in our community,” Hofer said.

“With the cost of living increases we have been dealing with over this past year, the food bank has been serving an ever-increasing need” said Brian Walker, President & CEO of the Kansas Food Bank.  “Every donation we receive helps to put food on the table tonight for someone that needs a helping hand. We are grateful for the long running partnership with BASF and for their outstanding support in fighting hunger in Kansas.”

The Kansas Food Bank partners with over 200 food pantries who help provide missing meals to 1 in 8 food insecure Kansans. In addition, the food bank serves over 5,000 chronically hungry children with its Food 4 Kids weekend backpack program and over 1,000 seniors with its senior food box program.  

The Kansas Food bank has established an unique BASF giving link where organizations and the public can support them and the work they do in 85 Kansas counties. This year, BASF was able to donate $3,000 from the “Sack Hunger Challenge.

To find and support a food bank in your area, you can go online to Feeding America.   


About the Kansas Food Bank

The Kansas Food Bank collects and distributes donated and low-cost nutritious food to more than 700 hunger relief partners in its 85-county service area. Last year more than 15 million meals were provided, helping to feed food insecure Kansans. Hunger-relief partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, the Food4Kids backpack program, and senior box programs. In addition, the Food Bank takes a leadership role in identifying and addressing hunger needs affecting Kansans. For more information, visit

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About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division

Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population while reducing environmental impacts. Working with partners and agricultural experts and by integrating sustainability criteria into all business decisions, we help farmers to create a positive impact on sustainable agriculture. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline, connecting innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our portfolio comprises seeds and specifically selected plant traits, chemical and biological crop protection, solutions for soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we strive to find the right balance for success – for farmers, agriculture and future generations. In 2021, our division generated sales of €8.2 billion. For more information, please visit or any of our social media channels.


About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,700 employees in North America and had sales of $25.9 billion in 2021. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit  

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

Miracle King-Wilson
Miracle King-Wilson
Agricultural Solutions
Last Update February 22, 2023