Troy, Mich.-based BNP Media and its DAIRY FOODS brand has joined with the Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) Dairy Council in the fight against hunger by donating to the 2017 Defeat Hunger Campaign.
BNP Media’s donation of $2,500 will help provide approximately 7,500 meals, as the FPSA, sponsor of the Defeat Hunger campaign, works towards its overall 2017 campaign goals.
“We are pleased that Dairy Foods, as a member of BNP Media’s Food Beverage Packaging Group, and the people of BNP Media can support the Food Processing Suppliers Association and its Dairy Council with this heartfelt program that helps alleviate hunger in the Chicago area,” said John Schrei, Publishing Director at BNP Media.
The Defeat Hunger campaign was launched on April 3 this year and will run through September 21, the last day of the FPSA-sponsored Process Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place. This campaign will include cash donations, as well as a food drive. Since beginning in 2013, Defeat Hunger, in conjunction with its partner, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, has provided more than one-half million meals to the people of Cook County. To learn more about the Defeat Hunger campaign, please visit www.myprocessexpo.com/about-the-show/newsroom/defeat-hunger/.
“Defeat Hunger is our way of giving back to the community that hosts our Process Expo show every other year,” said William McPhail, FPSA Dairy Council Chairman, “We thank BNP Media and its people who have been a very important and supportive industry partner with FPSA and the various councils for a long time.”
BNP Media co-CEOs Harper, Mitchell and Taggart Henderson, added: “We feel privileged to work with the FPSA Dairy Council and the Defeat Hunger effort, one of several food programs to which our company and people contribute both in our communities and globally. We believe that no one in this world should go hungry and we are helping to work toward that goal.”
About FPSA and the FPSA Dairy Council: The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is the trade association for suppliers to the food processing and packaging industry and the host of Process Expo, held in Chicago, the largest and most affordable food processing trade show in the Americas. The FPSA Dairy Council supports the FPSA’s goal of providing members with networking, marketing and educational opportunities and to help assure the future of the industry through charitable contributions and educational scholarships. To learn more, visit www.fpsa.org/.