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The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) today announced that it has made a donation in the amount of $5,000 to the non-profit organization, Bake for Life during meetings at the 2018 IBA Trade Fair in Munich, Germany.  Based out of the Netherlands, Bake for Life provides opportunities to young handicapped individuals through the construction of bakeries where they are trained for a career as bakers and ultimately given the skills to support themselves. To date, Bake for Life has launched multiple projects and bakeries in Uganda, Kenya, and Ghana and this donation marks the seventh time since 2012 that the FFPSA has contributed to this noble cause.

Members of the FPSA Bakery Council present donation to Bake for Life, pictured left to right: Lodewijk van der Borg, Kaak Group, Ken Hagedorn, Naegele Inc, Dick van de Breggen, Bake for Life, Jan Kaak, Kaak Group

“We are honored to once again work with Bake for Life and support their mission to provide assistance to people who are actively seeking to improve their lives and the lives of their family members,” said Gil Williams, Chairman of the Foundation of Food Processing Suppliers Association. “These funds have a lasting, long-term impact within the participating communities as they create employment opportunities and help these individuals support their families.”

“While I have always been proud of our industry, this project is truly special as it goes beyond the bottom line and highlights the good that we can do,” added Ken Hagedorn, VP of Sales and Marketing/Partner at Naegele, Inc. “It serves as a shining example of what the supplier community can achieve by working together to address issues of common concern.”

For more information on the Foundation of Food Processing Suppliers Association visit www.fpsa.org or contact David Seckman (dseckman@fpsa.org), President and CEO of the Food Processing Suppliers Association.

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The Foundation of the Food Industry Suppliers Association was established in 1983 to promote food industry education and research. The Mission of the Foundation is to fund select educational, scientific and literary projects, activities or programs of the industries served by FPSA members in such a manner that FPSA Members are benefited through industry betterment due to improved quality control and professional standards, enhanced recognition or image, and improved processor relationships.