FICAH'S FOUNDERS SPARK FAMINE RELIEF, INDUSTRY GOODWILL

It was quite a year: 1985 was not only marked by a devastating famine in Africa, it was a year remembered for its splashy benefit events. It was the year of Live Aid, Band Aid, Farm Aid and the rash of entertainment-industry charity events that they spawned. During that same year, in a ski cabin in Snowmass, Colo., a small group of retired food industry executives were discussing a decidedly quieter

It was quite a year: 1985 was not only marked by a devastating famine in Africa, it was a year remembered for its splashy benefit events. It was the year of Live Aid, Band Aid, Farm Aid and the rash of entertainment-industry charity events that they spawned. During that same year, in a ski cabin in Snowmass, Colo., a small group of retired food industry executives were discussing a decidedly quieter philanthropic effort of their own.

"There was tremendous famine taking place across no

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