ATLANTA — The feed, meat and poultry industries continue to work together to supply healthy and safe food products. Production and efficiency levels and genetic advancements have made considerable expansions in the past decade alone. However, many individuals still suffer from hunger. One in seven Americans, and an estimated 755,000 people in metro Atlanta, rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed their families each year.
As part of the effort to fight hunger, the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) raised more than $19,220 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank through its ‘Giving Back to Atlanta’ campaign.
The initial $17,500 check presentation included contributions from IPPE and Hawkins Inc., and an additional $1,720 was provided by numerous individual donations.
“We are grateful for the continued support IPPE and Hawkins, Inc. have given the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Support from these valued partners will help provide more than 60,000 meals to families in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia, where one in four children face food insecurity each day,” said Ben Burgess, food sourcing specialist, Atlanta Community Food Bank.
“We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the exhibitors and attendees who contributed to the ‘Giving Back to Atlanta’ campaign. Your contributions will make a difference in fighting hunger in Atlanta,” said IPPE show organizers.
Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute, IPPE is the world’s largest annual feed, meat and poultry industry event of its kind.