What can we learn from Las Vegas FMI? The exhibitors from the FMI donated to the Vegas Three Square Food Bank, 37,000 pounds of food!
Who is FMI?
“Welcome to FMI 2010, the largest and most comprehensive food industry event in North America! Join the world’s top retailers and wholesalers to learn the latest tools to expand market reach and keep business on the cutting edge.New Product Showcase. See the latest trends in packaged products, equipment and services right on the exhibit floor! The industry leadership event showcasing emerging opportunities; delivering consumer insights through thought provoking research and education; and, fostering industry collaboration and community. This is your biennial opportunity to see the food industry’s showcase of products and services and to engage with retailers and wholesalers from around the globe.”
They donated 37,000 pounds of food to the Food Bank. “This donation equals roughly 29,600 meals; including milk bread, produce, cereal, luncheon meats, cheese and other staple goods to help feed the areas residents who are living hungry.” According to Feeding America.
About Feeding America was founded in 1979. The FMI has partnered up with Feeding America, of which they make an incredible difference in the lives of millions of family across the county. Feeding America’s research has found that 95% of supermarkets donate to food banks, with cash, food and in-kind services.
America’s Second Harvest — The Nation’s Food Bank Network is the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through its network of more than 200 member food banks, America’s Second Harvest annually provides assistance to more than 25 million people in need, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each year, America’s Second Harvest secures and distributes more than 2 billion pounds of food and grocery products to support feeding programs at approximately 63,000 local charitable agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, and Kids Cafes. To learn more, please visit www.secondharvest.org.
I encourage you as a company or small organization to find a cause that you are willing to support. If you don’t have one, Feeding America is a great cause. No child should be left hungry in our rich nation.