February 16, 2016 - The meat, poultry and feed industries work together to produce safe and healthy food products. Production and efficiency levels and genetic improvements have made tremendous gains in the last decade alone. However, many people still suffer from hunger. One in seven Americans, and an estimated 755,400 people in metro Atlanta, Ga., turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed their families each year.
As part of the effort to fight hunger, the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) raised $10,300 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank through its “Giving Back to Atlanta” campaign. The donation was comprised of $5,000 from IPPE, $2,000 from Wyndham Jade, $1,500 from Hawkins Inc., and numerous individual donations were also received.
"The Atlanta Community Food Bank is incredibly grateful to all the companies who contributed to such a generous donation at the International Production & Processing Expo. For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can provide enough food for four meals, so this donation equates to more than 40,000 meals for families, seniors and individuals who struggle to put food on the table," said Kyle Waide, president & CEO, Atlanta Community Food Bank.
“IPPE would like to thank the exhibitors and attendees who contributed to the ‘Giving Back to Atlanta’ campaign. Your contributions will make a difference in fighting hunger in Atlanta, where the annual expo has been held since 1948,” said IPPE show organizers.