The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) recently presented a check for $75,000 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository at a press conference at PROCESS EXPO.

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 have donated food products and monetary gifts to support the campaign, which is part of the FPSA's Giving Back Initiative. The presentation took place during PROCESS EXPO, the largest trade show dedicated to all segments of the food and beverage processing industry, taking place this week at the McCormick Place Complex in Chicago.

"Today, I am honored to present a $75,000 donation on behalf of the FPSA Foundation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository," FPSA foundation chairman Gil Williams said. "Throughout the rest of PROCESS EXPO, we will continue to collect food and monetary donations from our members."

"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 Jill Zimmerman, VP of development for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. "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."

New this year, two pizza companies, Nations Pizza and CBM Global, donated tens of thousands of frozen pizzas to DEFEAT HUNGER. Both companies were represented at the press conference.

For more information on the DEFEAT HUNGER campaign, click here.