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Date: Sep 11, 2013




$50,000 to be Awarded at Fundraising Gala to

Two Non-Profit Organizations


September 11, 2013 Chicago, Ill.-Tampico Beverages, Inc., a multinational beverage company with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, has launched a philanthropic arm called the Tampico Foundation for the purpose of supporting families and children in need in the United States and around the globe.  Scott Miller, CEO of Tampico Beverages, stated “the Tampico Foundation’s mission is to lend a helping hand as we travel the world building customer relationships and community interaction for the TAMPICO® brand.”


Thursday, September 12, 2013 marks the Inaugural Benefit Gala of the Tampico Foundation.  The Gala will be held at 6:00 pm at the acclaimed Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois.  The Benefit Gala serves as an opportunity to share the Foundation’s missions with the business and philanthropic community and to award two needy organizations with cash grants.  The Foundation is supported by generous donations it receives from Tampico Beverages’ partners, vendors and suppliers from around the world.  Nearly $250,000 was raised at the Foundation’s first-ever event.


In its inaugural year, the Tampico Foundation will focus on the fight against hunger – an increasingly prevalent issue across the globe.  The World Health Organization estimates that 1/3 of the world is underfed and 1/3 is starving.  In the United States alone, over 50 million people struggle to put food on the table.


At this year’s Inaugural Gala for the Tampico Foundation, $25,000 will be awarded to Casa Central, a social service organization established in 1954 to assist the inner-city Hispanic population, and $25,000 will be awarded to Feed the Children, a not for profit organization founded in 1979 in Oklahoma City that provides resources to families fighting hunger and poverty in 10 countries.


Further giving activities by the Tampico Foundation are planned in 2014.


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About the Tampico Foundation:

The Tampico Foundation is a not for pro­fit organization established in 2013 for the purpose of supporting families and children in need in the communities in which we work and live.  The support of partners and donors will provide the necessary resources to make a signi­ficant difference in the lives of underserved children and families – not only in the U.S., but throughout the globe – and will help the Foundation to accomplish its mission and vision.


About Tampico Beverages:

Founded in 1989 in Chicago, Illinois, the TAMPICO brand is a global brand sold in over 55 countries worldwide. With substantial brand awareness in the United States’ Hispanic community and throughout Latin America, Tampico maintains a leadership position as the number one refrigerated juice drink in groceries across America and one of the leading suppliers of value-added juice drink concentrates in the world.  For more information, please visit


Contact: Marta Gerdes

(773) 296-0190