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FMI 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. We do this so that the message of hope gets distributed more broadly and because hearing about the creative ways food retailers have contributed to their community encourages others to find their way of paying it forward.

Awards are given in three 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)

Nominations are judged based on store-level, corporate and community participation; addressing a community need; breadth and depth of the program; originality and creativity. Nominations should include photos and video in addition to the written application.

New for 2014:

All submissions will be posted on FMI’s Facebook page and the community outreach nominee story with the most likes will also be awarded a $1,000 contribution to their program. All programs will also be featured on FMI’s website and in a video as creative inspiration for other food retailers and to further spread the good deeds done by supermarkets. 

Contact David Fikes at 202.220.0720 or dfikes@fmi.org if you have any questions.