The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) announced the launch of the 2019 DEFEAT HUNGER campaign. FPSA will work with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) to run the food drive leading up to and during PROCESS EXPO with all proceeds and donations received to help fight hunger in the greater Chicago area. PROCESS EXPO will be held October 8-11, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

"Building upon the success at PROCESS EXPO 2017, we once again decided to support those in need here in the U.S. by joining forces with the Greater Chicago Food Depository in an effort to help feed the over 800,000 food insecure residents in Cook County," said Gil Williams, chairman of the FPSA Foundation. "The Foundation's last DEFEAT HUNGER campaign held in conjunction with PROCESS EXPO resulted in the contribution of over 400,000 meals, with our combined efforts now helping provide nearly one million 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 continue 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. Onsite: Bring groceries or include them with the booth shipment to PROCESS EXPO 2019. Send donations to: PROCESS EXPO - DEFEAT HUNGER CAMPAIGN, c/o GES, 2301 South Lakes Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616.
  2. Online: Make an online donation using the  DEFEAT HUNGER 2019 Virtual Food Drive ! For every $1 donated to DEFEAT HUNGERSM, the Great Chicago Food Depository can provide 3 meals for families in need.
  3. Monetary Donations: Monetary donations (checks only) payable to the Greater Chicago Food Depository can be dropped off on-site at the registration desk.

The final tally of donations will be announced at a press conference on October 10th during PROCESS EXPO. For more information on the DEFEAT HUNGER campaign, visit and click on Giving Back.