PEC Meetings Company Gives Back – Blessings in a Backpack

Milwaukee, Wi — February, 2014 — PEC Meetings Company, formerly known as Professional Events and Consulting, LLC, gives back to Blessings in a Backpack.

PEC Meetings Company has a long standing history of giving back to the community, and in 2014 we are supporting Blessings in a Backpack. Blessings in a Backpack directly impact the lives of under-privileged elementary school children by providing them with much needed food on the weekends. Currently in 45 states, donations to Blessings can be made locally and 100% of the donation is given to the children in the form of nutrition.

For every site selection contract signed with PEC Meetings Company between January 1 and June 30, 2014, that meet the contract criteria, PEC Meetings Company will donate $80 in the name of that client to our local Blessings in a Backpack chapter in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. The $80 will feed an elementary school child in the program for an entire 30 week school year! 429 children in this district alone qualify for the program.

“I think PEC Meetings Company and Blessings in a Backpack partnership will bring a greater awareness to the hunger that many kids in our community face every day,” says Dee Dee Ternes, one of the Program Coordinators of Blessings in a Backpack in Menomonee Falls. “Hunger is an issue that is present in communities that people wouldn’t typically anticipate. Through this partnership, we can make a greater impact on this issue and be able to feed more kids. There is no reason why a child should be hungry in the United States.”

“This program is very close to our hearts”, says Denice Waldhuetter, VP and co-owner of PEC Meetings Company. “Blessings in a Backpack fills a crucial void for children who might otherwise go hungry. Through our donation we are committed to helping kids who don’t get enough to eat at home and whose health, academic performance, and general well-being are threatened by hunger.”

If you would like to donate to Blessings in a Backpack, log onto and click “donate” and be sure to find a chapter near you! Your contribution will directly affect the life of a young child in a very positive way.

About Blessings in a Backpack 

Blessings in a Backpack provide the opportunity to directly impact the lives of elementary school children by providing them with food on the weekends. This food nourishes the children and gives them the strength to succeed – ultimately transforming the children’s lives and the community around them. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, instant macaroni and oatmeal. Nationwide, 63,000 children are being fed at 583 schools throughout 45 states.

PEC Meetings Company is a full-service meeting and convention planning agency specializing in hotel site selection and contract negotiations, conventions, special events and incentive travel. We work with small and medium associations, corporations, government and non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally. To learn more about PEC Meetings Company, call Cheryl McShane at 414.376.6514 or visit



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