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Annual SPEC Bowling Event Raises Over $4,000 towards Charities

Oakbrook, IL: On the night of June 4th, 2015, SPEC Engineering hosted a charity bowling event, Strike Out Hunger, benefitting four anti-hunger organizations: Loaves & Fishes of Naperville, IFT Feeding Tomorrow, FPSA Defeat Hunger, and Green Harvest Food Pantry of Plainfield. The event was held at Pinstripes Bowling Alley in Oakbrook from 4-6pm. The night included a bowling tournament with teams made up of SPEC employees and SPEC customers: SPEC donated $1 per every pin knocked down by the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placing teams.

Each team bowled as many games as they could, and the teams with the top three scores were able to donate their winnings in their company’s name. St. Charles finished in first, followed by Rich Products of Crest Hill, and Flavorchem ranking in third place.

The night wrapped up with prizes for players that got the most strikes, most gutterballs, and the most creative form, amongst other awards. By the end of the night, SPEC’s charity bowling event raised a total of $4,403 towards the hunger fighting organizations. In addition to monetary donations, players were also asked to donate any canned goods. These canned goods went to one of our neighboring offices, The Green Harvest Food Pantry.
Overall, Strike Out Hunger proved successful for its second year, providing a fun opportunity to mix with customers while bowling towards a good cause.

ABOUT Loaves & Fishes
Loaves & Fishes Community Services is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that has served the Naperville and DuPage County community since 1984. The vision is to end hunger in our community. The mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient. Our services are in high demand within our extended community–residents of Naperville and DuPage County are able to visit for grocery assistance every 14 days. Households from outside DuPage and Naperville may receive a one-time emergency distribution.

ABOUT Feeding Tomorrow
Since 1985, Feeding Tomorrow has worked to ensure that the vital work of food scientists continue, and carry on to the next generation. Feeding Tomorrow has funded more than $10 million is food science programs, and distributed more than 4,000 scholarships to students pursing undergraduate and graduate food science degrees. In partnership with Discovery Education, Feeding Tomorrow provided food science resources to nearly 18,000 public high schools throughout the U.S.

ABOUT FPSA Defeat Hunger
The Food Depository distributes emergency and supplemental food for hungry people in the Chicago/Cook County community through its network food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, transitional and elderly housing agencies and youth programs. The Food Depository distributed 67 million pounds of food last year. Exhibitors in PROCESS EXPO are being asked to contribute one case of canned food for every 1,000 sq. feet of exhibit space reserved.

ABOUT Green Harvest Food Pantry
Green Harvest is a non-profit, 501(c)3, food agency that serves the working poor in the cities of Aurora, Montgomery, Naperville, Oswego, Plainfield, Plano, Montgomery and Yorkville in Illinois with about a weeks worth of food once a month for 6 months. Green Harvest strives to impart dignity to the food delivery process for those suffering from hunger insecurity- those who are insecure about where their next meals are coming from.

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