The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the Greater Chicago Food Depository announced an initiative to help Defeat HungerSM in the greater Cook County, IL area. The initiative will run in conjunction with PROCESS EXPO 2013, November 3rd though 6th in Chicago.

Barry Shoulders, Chairman of the FPSA Foundation stated “the FPSA Foundation will be making a cash contribution of $75,000 to the Food Depository, and PROCESS EXPO exhibitors will be participating in a food drive in the months leading up to the EXPO.”  

“Both the Association and the Foundation are committed to giving back to the community, and this initiative underscores that commitment. We are confident that the exhibitors at PROCESS EXPO will rally around Defeat HungerSM and will be committed to making a difference for the 807,000 food insecure individuals in the greater Chicago area,” said David Seckman, President and CEO of FPSA.  “We are proud to be partners with the Food Depository, an organization that provides a lifeline for those in need.”

The Food Depository distributed 64 million pounds of food last fiscal year, including 21 million pounds of fresh produce. Serving over 142,000 people per week with 650 different programs, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in the nation.

“Defeat HungerSM will be a strong statement of the FPSA’s belief that no man, woman or child in our country should go hungry. The Greater Chicago Food Depository looks forward to our shared partnership. On behalf of the food insecure people in our community, thank you for helping to feed our city,” remarked Kate Maehr, Chief Executive Officer of the Food Depository.

For more information on Defeat HungerSM visit and click on the Defeat HungerSM button, or call Adam Finney at 703-663-1226.

Source: The Food Processing Suppliers Association