CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 6, 2017) - The Food Processing Suppliers Foundation (FFPSA) will be holding a press conference during PROCESS EXPO to present a donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository as a result of their DEFEAT HUNGER(SM) Campaign which will be used to help fight hunger in the Greater Chicago Area. The donation will also include food products donated by PROCESS EXPO exhibitors and money raised through virtual donations.

FFPSA Chairman Jeff Dahl will be present a donation on behalf of the association and PROCESS EXPO participants to Kate Maehr, Executive Director, Greater Chicago Food Depository. Lori Healey, CEO of McCormick Place Convention Center will also make remarks.

Thursday, September 21 at 1:00 pm

The Grand Concourse Lobby of the North Building
McCormick Place Convention Center, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) launched the 2017 DEFEAT HUNGER(SM) campaign in the spring of 2017 when they made a commitment to contribute to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to assist with food insecurity in Cook County. Over the past two events, the DEFEAT HUNGER campaign has generated enough donations to provide over 560,000 meals to the people of Cook County. The goal for 2017 is to add another 400,000 meals to the total and continue to raise awareness of this critical issue. The 2017 DEFEAT HUNGER campaign consists of a virtual food drive on the 2017 online portal for donations, as well as a food drive onsite. For more information on the DEFEAT HUNGER campaign, visit

FPSA is a trade association serving suppliers to the global food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. The Association's programs and services assist its members in marketing their products and services, and in improving their business practices. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include: PROCESS EXPO, electronic media marketing, education, research, and being the voice of its members in the public arena on issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago's food bank providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in their community. They do this in partnership with 700 agencies and programs including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and responses for children, older adults and veterans. This network distributes food where it is needed most throughout Cook County. Since 1979, the Food Depository has made a daily impact on hunger across Cook County. Last year, the Food Depository distributed nearly 72 million pounds of food, 37% of which was fresh produce. Every day the Food Depository distributes the equivalent of 164,000 meals.

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For further information, Contact:
Amy Riemer
Media Relations Contact
978-475-4441 (office)
978-502-4895 (cell)