FMI Community Outreach Awards

Now Accepting Nominations for Community Outreach Awards
Food Marketing Institute proudly hosts the Community Outreach Awards as a means of highlighting the oft-unheralded good that grocery stores do. These awards showcase the creative ways food retailers contribute to their community and encourage others to find their way to paying it forward. Submit your nomination by October 23!

Community Outreach Award Categories 

Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Youth Development Programs - education, employment, job readiness, mentoring/tutoring programs
  • Programs Addressing Food Insecurity - food drives, food bank donations, commitments to increase access to fresh food in underserved areas
  • Neighborhood Health Improvement Programs - nutrition education, blood drives, health related runs/walks, sustainability education and community involvement
  • "People's Pick" Social Media Category All submissions will be posted on FMI’s Facebook page and the community outreach nominee with the most likes after one week will also be awarded a $1,000 contribution to their program. Join in with #GrocersDoingGood.
Nominations are judged based on store-level, corporate and community participation; addressing a community need; breadth and depth of the program; originality and creativity. Your company must be an FMI Member to win.

See the 2014 Community Outreach Award Winners | See the Nominees Archive 

Winners Receive

  • $1,000 donation to enhance the program
  • A plaque recognizing the program
  • Program recognition on FMI website and digital communications
  • Inclusion in FMI media initiatives recognizing grocery store community contributions
  • Inclusion in an online data bank for food retail community service projects

Nominate Your Community Outreach Program

Nominations are due by 5:00 pm ET on October 23, 2015 and should include photos and video in addition to the written application. Your company must be an FMI Member to win. See the nomination form for more details.

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Contact David Fikes if you have any questions.