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The DEFEAT HUNGER© Campaign is a partnership between FPSA, the FPSA Foundation, and the Greater Chicago Food Depository to combat food insecurity in Process Expo’s host city. FROM HUNGRY TO HOPEFUL: The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, believes a healthy community starts with food. They are at the center of a network of more than 700 partner organizations and programs –food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile distributions, and other partners –working to bring food, dignity, and hope to their neighbors across Chicago and Cook County. In Cook County, 1 household out of 4 with children faces food insecurity. The Greater Chicago Food Depository provides 3 meals for every $1 donated to the DEFEAT HUNGER Campaign.

How to donate to the 2023 DEFEAT HUNGER Campaign:

  1. Financial Contributions:
    • Online Donations (Preferred): Participants can donate using the Virtual Food Drive.
    • Check Donations: Participants can send donations to the “Greater Chicago Food Depository.” Please mail checks to 4100 W. Ann Lurie Pl, Chicago, IL 60632, put “Defeat Hunger 2023” in the memo line, and email FPSA’s Elena Sierra at to ensure your donation counts towards the 2023 campaign.
  1. Food Contributions:
    • Bring Canned Food Donations Onsite: Participants could include food donations with their booth shipment to Process Expo 2023. **Please Email Elena Sierra at FPSA for more information on this option.
    • Make Commercial Food Donations: Food Manufacturers can donate healthy food items to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. On the form, under the “Reason for donation,” select “other,” and please reference the Defeat Hunger Campaign. Also, please email FPSA’s Elena Sierra at if you choose to make a direct food donation so we can ensure it counts towards this year's campaign.

On March 7, 2023, during the FPSA Annual Conference, FPSA held the Defeat Hunger Golf Tournament. A donation was given to the Midwest Food Bank of Gilbert, AZ.

In 2021, FPSA conducted its latest DEFEAT HUNGER food drive, bringing the total contribution of this Giving Back campaign to over 2.0 million meals for the people of Cook County.


2017 DEFEAT HUNGER Campaign