INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As the coronavirus pandemic continues around the world, Anheuser-Busch will begin producing and distributing hand sanitizer across the nation.
According to Zink Distributing Company, Indiana’s largest Anheuser-Busch distributor, the much-needed supplies will go to the American Red Cross and other nonprofit groups to meet the large demand for disinfectants during the pandemic.
Each bottle will contain 80% alcohol, surpassing the 62% requirement set by the Federal Drug Administration. The company said production of hand sanitizer will not affect production of its signature product, beer.
“Zink Distributing has a long history of providing community support year-round, including in challenging times like what we are facing now,” said Jim Zink, Jr., president of Zink Distributing. “We are pleased Anheuser-Busch is utilizing their vast supply and distribution network to help our fellow Americans as we fight COVID-19.”
Anheuser-Busch will work to determine where the hand sanitizer is needed most; the company also plans to distribute the disinfectant to employees around the U.S.