The meat, poultry and feed industries work together to produce safe and healthy food products to feed the world. Production and efficiency levels and genetic improvements have made tremendous gains in the last decade alone. That being said, many people still suffer from hunger. One in seven Americans, and an estimated 755,400 people in metro Atlanta, turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed their families each year. This includes more than 164,000 children and more than 64,000 seniors.
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) wants to help the local community where we hold our annual convention is held whose roots date back to 1948. We can think of no better way as a provider of food products than to give back to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). IPPE has committed $5,000 to the ACFB, and we welcome our exhibitors and attendees to join us in making a contribution that will help us all fight hunger.
IPPE show sponsors will accept pledges and contributions prior to the show. Contact Pennie Stathes at, and you can mail a check or she can invoice you immediately. Contributors of $1,500 or more will receive special recognition during a check presentation to ACFB at the activity area in Booth B-8849 at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Additional donations will be collected at the Welcome Reception in the Georgia Aquarium beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, where donors will be offered a photo opportunity with Miss America, Betty Cantrell and World Special Olympics Gold Medalist, Will Crain. Any amount is greatly appreciated! Donations may also be dropped off at the show management office in Room B-209 during show hours. At the conclusion of IPPE, we will present ACFB with the grand total of contributions. Help us make a difference in fighting hunger as we give back to Atlanta!