FPSA Press Release
SVP, Membership and Business Development
|For Immediate Release|
April 12, 2022
McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that the Association and its members raised over $100,000 during the 2022 FPSA Auction that concluded on Thursday, March 24th. This year’s auction marked the return to a live event after holding a virtual auction in 2021 due to COVID restrictions and the subsequent cancellation of that year’s FPSA Annual Conference.FOOD PROCESSING suppliers raise over $100,000 for GIVING BACK PROGRAMS
“It was great to get back together with our colleagues in support of some truly great causes,” said Brian Perkins, FPSA Chairman and President of Provisur Technologies Inc. “The funds generated at this year’s auction will go to funding scholarships for the meat and dairy industries, university research in food processing, support of veterans suffering from PTSD, training, and employment for the underserved, and delivering clean, running water to American families in need. In short, FPSA and its members are committed to these “Giving Back” efforts and supporting relevant groups that are working hard to address critical issues in our community. We appreciate the support of FPSA members and their generous donations to make this event a success.”
“The FPSA “Giving Back” programs have been a long-standing tradition of FPSA, beginning with our scholarship programs, and evolving to also include volunteer work at food banks, significant contributions to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and the construction of bakeries in Africa to create new opportunities for handicapped individuals,” said David Seckman, President and CEO of FPSA. “We have been proud to watch the leadership of our industry councils step up in recent years to expand the program to include groups within each segment and look forward to the positive results that we can achieve working together.”
The 2023 FPSA Auction is scheduled to take place on March 8, 2023, at the FPSA Annual Conference at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Registration for the Conference is scheduled to open in December.
The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.
FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the Bakery, Beverage, Dairy, Prepared Foods, Pet Foods and Meat sectors.