b'GIVING BACK In 2021, FPSAs Giving Back program went virtual! The 2021 Online FPSA Auction featured popular comedian and auctioneer James Cunningham who took the time to highlight the six different causes that Industry Councils elected to support in furtherance of each Councils mission. Funds raised in 2021 by each Council from the virtual FPSA Auction will now be shared with the following groups.TO MOVE THE INDUSTRY FORWARDPREPAREDCAREER DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPSFOODS FPSA17_SchlrPstr_CIRC_3NoTxt.qxp10/24/172:13 PMPage 1The Prepared Foods CouncilIn 2021, FPSA once again awarded fifteen $5,000 scholarships to employees or family of FPSA continued its support of universitymember companies. This extremely competitive scholarship rewards the academic cream of programs, this time selecting Ohiothe crop of our membership, in support of their efforts to study in preparation for a career. For State Universitys Department ofanyone interested in applying in 2022, keep your eye open for the new CDS application period Food Science and Technology. Theopening in January.department is one of the largest food science programs in the U.S. with 200+ undergraduates and graduates. It offers a wide variety BAKERY of specialized cutting-edge researchPET FOOD FOUNDATION OF FPSA GIVES BACK The Bakery Council once again soughtprograms that focus on areas suchThe Pet Food Council is proud of its to combat unemployment with itsas food and health, emerging novelsupport of 1 Soldier 1 Dog 1 Team and food processing technologies, andThe Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) once again teamed support of Greyston Bakery and itsfood safety and quality programs.the American Humane PUPS4PATRIOTSup with FPSAs members and PROCESS EXPO exhibitors to raise funds for the Greater No Questions Asked hiring model,Program; and their efforts to helpChicago Food Depository to DEFEAT HUNGER in the Chicagoland area. This years total which is advocated by the Greystonveterans combat PTSD through service Foundation. At this years show, theBEVERAGE and therapy dog programs. This year,came to 335,510 meals, bringing the six-year total to just over 1.6 million meals. Thank The Beverage Council, working inyou to all members that helped make this possible!Council presented Greystons CEOAmerican Humane paired the Pet with a check for $17,000. Greystoncoordination with the WomensFood Council with U.S. Marine Corps provides employment and trainingAlliance Network, chose to supportVeteran Daniel and his service dog,In 2021, the Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) gave $5,000 opportunities to anyone who isprofessional development effortsRuby. Recently, Daniel got married, andto Bake for Life. The FFPSA has been a proud supporter of Bake for Life since 2012. Based looking for work, regardless of theirfor WAN members looking toRuby was right by his side.out of the Netherlands, this noble organization provides opportunities to handicapped background, thereby transformingincrease their training opportunitiesindividuals through the construction of bakeries where they are trained for a career as lives and communities. to improve their career path. As abakers and ultimately given the skills to support themselves. part of this important collaboration, DAIRY Beverage Council funds will go toFIT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM The Dairy Councils Tom Imbordinosupport nine scholarships in the 180The FIT Program got back to work this year, graduating multiple classes of students of the Memorial Dairy Science ScholarshipSkills online training program. MISA Food Industry Technician (FIT) Certification Program, created to prepare future technicians program supports deservingMISA continues to offer its valuablefor careers in the food and beverage processing, packaging, and equipment industry. This university undergraduate or graduateMISA Scholarship, with the goal ofcertification program is located at the Indianapolis campus of Lincoln Tech and was built students in pursuit of a career insupporting students who are pursuingin response to the technical complexity of food processing and equipment manufacturing the dairy or food industry. The threecareers within the meat industry orand the growing need for technicians with a specific skill set in the fast-changing food recipients of the 2021 inauguralengineering field. This year, MISAand beverage industry. Given the popularity of the program and the strong demand for Tom Imbordino Memorial Dairyonce again offered seven $10,000trained technicians, plans are already underway to expand the facilities to accommodate Science Scholarship received $3,500scholarships to very deservingadditional classes. FPSA Members interested in supporting the FIT Program with donations scholarships each.students. Dating back 16 years,of equipment should contact FPSA CEO David Seckman at [email protected] MISA Scholarship has been an 10 invaluable support to the industry.11'