GPA Gives Back to the Community

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Contact: Laura Weber

Date: September 4, 2012

Phone: 773-650-9478

Fax: 708-485-8629

E-mail: laura@askgpa.com

 

GPA Gives Back to the Community

Chicago, IL – In an effort to give back to the community, on August 18th, over 20 GPA employees, friends and family members volunteered their time at the Greater Chicago Food Depository for the second year in a row.

This year, the GPA group helped package 5,700 pounds of bulk elbow macaroni into 2,800 two-pound bags. They worked in groups to shovel the macaroni into bins, fill, weigh and close individual bags,  then label and box them to be sent out. The bags are distributed to individuals in need throughout Cook County, IL, including older adults, children, the working poor, single-parent families and the newly unemployed.

"I am honored that the GPA team had the chance to again contribute to the wonderful work that the Greater Chicago Food Depository does for the community. In a time where so many people are in need, it’s especially critical to support one another whenever possible. We look forward to future opportunities where the GPA team can help make a positive difference in the community,” said Tom Brooker, President of GPA.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes 64 million pounds of food, including more than 21 million pounds of produce, to 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Cook County. Nearly 142,000 men, women and children turn to the Food Depository’s network each week, and nearly 678,000 people turn to the network annually.

 GPA is the premier source for specialty substrates and solutions for offset and digital printing. Products include coated and uncoated papers, pressure sensitive and specialty papers, synthetic films and substrates exclusively engineered for HP Indigo presses. GPA is an HP Indigo Preferred Partner and a Diamond Partner of Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative). For more information on GPA or the products it offers, visit www.askgpa.com or contact GPA Customer Support at 800-395-9000.

 

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