In addition to monetary support, industry executives serve as FICAH trustees on a voluntary basis.
FICAH's annual report for 1990 states that the organization "supports self-help programs to provide hungry and malnourished people with the skills and tools they need to feed themselves and their families.
An integral pail of FICAH's approach is an emphasis on helping women.
Founded in 1985, FICAH first focused its attention internationally and has aided more than 4 million people in 65 countries.
Similar in concept to the Peace Corps, FICAH does not send food or supplies overseas.
In its five years, FICAH has touched the lives of I 1/2 million people in the United States and more than 40 other countries.
The food industry can be proud of FICAH, because it is the group's sole source of funding.
Also named to the FICAH board at its annual meeting were William Dearden, former chairman of Hershey Foods Corp., Hershey, Pa.; karl Sheffield, president of Chandler, Leigh & Co., Atlanta-based consultants; and Robert Wells, a consultant who had retired as vice president of sales, Brach Candy Co., Chicago.
George Scharffenberger, executive secretary of FICAH, was given the new title of executive director.