The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), McLean, Va., said the FPSA Foundation presented a check for $75,000 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The presentation took place at a press conference on Oct. 10 at Process Expo, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
The donation, part of the FPSA's Defeat Hunger campaign, will be used to help fight hunger in the greater Chicago area. In addition, Process Expo exhibitors donated food products and monetary gifts to support the campaign, which is part of the FPSA's Giving Back initiative, the association said.
FPSA President and CEO David Seckman presented the donation to Jill Zimmerman, vice president of development for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, along with FPSA Foundation Chairman Gil Williams and FPSA Chairman Jarrod McCarroll. In addition, Doug Bradley, vice president of culinary for Savor Chicago at McCormick Place, made remarks.
"Today, I am honored to present a $75,000 donation on behalf of the FPSA Foundation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository," Williams said. "Throughout the rest of PROCESS EXPO, we will continue to collect food and monetary donations from our members."
New this year, two pizza companies, Nations Pizza and CBM Global, donated tens of thousands of frozen pizzas to Defeat Hunger, FPSA said. Both companies were represented at the press conference.
"We are extremely grateful for the FPSA's investment in our organization and for the important opportunity this provides us to make an impact in our community," said Zimmerman. "When they came to us six years ago, we had no idea how amazing this partnership would be. FPSA is 'all in' raising money and donating product to help us meet the great need for food in Chicago."
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