The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA), McLean, Va., recently announced the launch of the 2019 Defeat Hunger campaign. The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) will once again work in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) to run a food drive leading up to and during Process Expo with all proceeds and donations received to help fight hunger in the greater Chicago area. This year's Process Expo will be held on Oct. 8-11, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

"Building upon the success at Process Expo 2017, we once again decided to support those in need here in the U.S. by joining forces with the Greater Chicago Food Depository in an effort to help feed the over 800,000 food insecure residents in Cook County," said Gil Williams, chairman of the FPSA Foundation. "The Foundation's last Defeat Hunger campaign, held in conjunction with Process Expo, resulted in the contribution of over 400,000 meals, with our combined efforts now helping provide nearly one million meals so far. We are once again very proud to be partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository this fall."

FFPSA is dedicated to continuing to raise funds to provide meals for the men, women and children of Cook County, FPSA said. There are three ways for all participants at Process Expo to get involved:

  • On-site: Bring groceries or include them with the booth shipment to Process Expo 2019. Send donations to: Process Expo - Defeat Hunger Campaign, c/o GES, 2301 South Lakes Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60616.
  • Online: Make an online donation via For every $1 donated to Defeat Hunger, GCFD can provide three meals for families in need.
  • Monetary donations: Monetary donations (checks only) payable to the Greater Chicago Food Depository can be dropped off on-site at the registration desk.

Dairy Foods will again be partnering with FPSA and the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help feed the many food insecure people in the Chicagoland/Cook County area.

The final tally of food and monetary donations will be presented at a press conference on Thursday, Oct. 10 during Process Expo. For more information about the Defeat Hunger campaign, visit and click on the Giving Back button, or contact Alaina Herrera at 703-663-1212 or