A successful businessman wanted to do something meaningful to help hungry people in Northern Ohio. Utilizing his industry contacts, his company purchased over 25,000 pounds of frozen chicken. Thanks to Adam DeFrancesco, CEO of Omni Systems Inc., a manufacturer that makes labels for the poultry industry, six food agencies in Cleveland and Youngstown distributed more than 22 tons of the chicken to needy families.
Adam founded Omni Systems 20 years ago and is now the leading provider of labels to the beef, poultry and pork suppliers of North America. “I decided to capitalize on my great relationships with these protein producers,” Adam told the Good News Network, “and, so last month arranged for 3 semi-truck loads of poultry to be delivered to 3 hunger centers in Northeast Ohio.”
A leader of a local synagogue was instrumental in organizing the distribution of the chickens to multiple agencies, who, in turn, got them into the hands of families in need.
“All the volunteers were amazed at both the quality and quantity of chicken,” said Peter Freimark, Social Action Committee chairman at Temple Israel Ner Tamid.
“Is that the end of the story? Not quite. One week later, DeFrancesco secured another 22,000 pounds of frozen meat, and “Operation Chicken Coup” took off again,” according to the Cleveland Jewish News.
“It is our goal to do this on a regular basis,” said Mr. DeFrancesco.