ATLANTA, Ga. — As part of the effort to fight hunger, the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) raised more than $13,000 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank through its “Giving Back to Atlanta” campaign. The donation included contributions from IPPE, Hawkins Inc., WinCorp International and numerous individual donations.
“We are grateful for the support that IPPE, Hawkins, Inc., and Wincorp International has given the Atlanta Community Food Bank this year. Support from these valued partners will help provide more than 50,000 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.
The IPPE noted that the feed, meat and poultry industries collaborate to produce healthy and safe food products. Production and efficiency levels and genetic advancements have made significant expansions in the last decade alone. However, many individuals still suffer from hunger. One in seven Americans, and an estimated 755,400 people in metro Atlanta, Ga., relies on food pantries and meal service programs to feed their families each year.
“IPPE would like to convey our sincere 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.
The 2017 IPPE was a combination of three trade shows: the International Poultry Expo sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the International Feed Expo sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association and the International Meat Expo sponsored by the North American Meat Institute.