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FPSA Press Release

Media Contact:
Andy Drennan
SVP, Membership and Business Development
For Immediate Release

May 27, 2021


FOOD PROCESSING suppliers raise over $100,000 for GIVING BACK PROGRAMS

McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that the Association and its members raised over $100,000 during the 2021 FPSA Auction that concluded on Friday, May 21st. Originally scheduled as a live event at the FPSA Annual Conference in March, the Auction was held virtually as a result of the cancellation of the Conference due to COVID restrictions.

“This was a challenging year to hold this Auction as we had never held a virtual event like this before,” said Bob Campbell, Chairman of the Auction Task Force and President and General Manager at Marlen. “However, the groups we work with in our Giving Back program report an ever-increasing need for funding and support. I’m pleased to say that our membership has really pulled together for this year’s event, generating more donations and roughly 20% more funds than last year for the worthy causes that FPSA Councils support.”

“This year, our industry Councils really stepped up their game in identifying causes that they wished to assist in fulfilling their missions,” said Matt Malott, FPSA Chairman and President/CEO of Multivac Inc. “From scholarships for the meat and dairy industries as well as for professional development, to university research in food processing, support of veterans suffering from PTSD, and efforts to train and employ the underserved, each of our Councils has chosen their cause in order to give back to our industry and society where needed. While the Auction is one of FPSA’s most entertaining events of the year, we never lose track of what we are trying to achieve. We look forward to building on this year’s successes at next year’s Auction.”

The 2022 FPSA Auction is scheduled to take place on March 23, 2022, at the FPSA Annual Conference at La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Registration for the Conference is scheduled open in late December.

For more information on the Auction or FPSA’s Giving Back Program, please visit  or contact Elena Sierra at 703-663-1220 or



The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues.  Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.

FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the BakeryBeverageDairyPrepared Foods, Pet Foods and Meat sectors.