How much water has Nestlé donated to the Flint Michigan relief efforts?
Donating water in times of need is something NWNA has done and will continue to do in the state of Michigan. The company has been providing water and other support to Flint since the beginning of the water crisis in that city, first through coalition efforts and then on our own. Throughout the crisis, NWNA has worked closely with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, non-governmental organizations, and members of the Flint community to understand how we can best help meet their needs.
- In October 2015, we began donating bottled water to the residents of Flint, and in January 2016, we collaborated with a broader coalition to meet the water needs of more than 10,000 public school students in the city.
- Since we began providing approximately 100,000 bottles of water per week to three Flint Help Centers in May 2018, we have worked closely with the state, Mayor Weaver, non-governmental organizations and the Flint community to understand how we can best help meet their needs, and we have offered to continue our bottled water donations through the end of August 2019.
- From May 2018 through the end of August 2019, we will have donated over 6.5 million bottles of water to the Help Centers