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Donation to be Presented to The Greater Chicago Food Depository at PROCESS EXPO in November

McLean, VA, July 8, 2021 – The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) recently announced the launch of the 2021 DEFEAT HUNGERSM campaign. FPSA will once again work in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) to run a food drive leading up to and during PROCESS EXPO with all proceeds and donations received to help fight hunger in the greater Chicago area. This year’s PROCESS EXPO will be held on November 2 – 5, 2021, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

“Building upon the success at PROCESS EXPO 2019, we once again decided to support those in need here in the US by joining forces with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help feed food-insecure residents in Cook County. Since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Food Depository has seen a 120% increase in demand for its services,” said Tom Kittle, Chairman of the FPSA Foundation. “The Foundation’s last DEFEAT HUNGER campaign held in conjunction with PROCESS EXPO resulted in the contribution of over 300,000 meals, with our combined efforts now helping provide nearly one million three hundred thousand meals so far. We are once again very proud to be partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository this fall.”

The FPSA Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to provide meals for the men, women, and children of Cook County. There are three ways for all participants at PROCESS EXPO to get involved:

  1. Online (preferred): Participants can purchase items online or donate by credit card, using the DEFEAT HUNGER 2021 Virtual Food Drive: 
  2. Check Donations: Participants can send check donations payable to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Please mail these checks to:

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Attn: Kelly Klein – Defeat Hunger Campaign
4100 West Ann Lurie Place
Chicago, IL 60632

  1. Onsite: Participants can include their donation with their booth shipment to PROCESS EXPO 2021. You can click here to view items that are most in need and then please send donations to (shipments will be accepted starting on Friday, Oct. 29th, 2021):

c/o GES
2301 South Lakes Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616-1490

 The final tally of food and monetary donations will be presented at a press conference on Thursday, November 4th, during PROCESS EXPO, at the McCormick Place Complex in Chicago, IL.  For more information on the DEFEAT HUNGER campaign, visit, or call Elena Sierra at (703) 663-1220 or


About the Food Processing Suppliers Association

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.

About the Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, believes a healthy community starts with food. The Food Depository is 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 our neighbors across Chicago and Cook County. The Food Depository addresses the root causes of hunger with job training, advocacy and other innovative solutions. The Food Depository is a proud member of Feeding America – the national network of food banks. Learn more at