ATLANTA – Attendees, exhibitors and organizers of the 2022 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), held in Atlanta Jan. 25-27, raised $34,932 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank through its “Giving Back to Atlanta” campaign. One in seven Americans, and an estimated 755,000 people in metro Atlanta, rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed their families each year.

"We are thankful for the continued support that IPPE and its attendees and exhibitors have given the Atlanta Community Food Bank,” said Ben Burgess, corporate relations manager, Atlanta Community Food Bank. “Contributions from these valued partners will help provide more than 125,000 meals to families in metro Atlanta and North Georgia, where one in four children face food insecurity each day."

The almost $35,000 donation included $22,000 in contributions from IPPE, Hawkins Inc., Heron Innovators and WATT Global Media. An additional $4,030 was donated through contributions from Whimsical Glass and Expo Auctions and $8,902 was provided through individual donations.

“We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the exhibitors and attendees who donated to the ‘Giving Back to Atlanta’ campaign. Your contributions will make a difference in fighting hunger in Atlanta,” said IPPE show organizers.

IPPE is sponsored by the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and North American Meat Institute (NAMI).