Community Outreach Awards

Nominations Open Date

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 pay it forward. 


Nominations Opening Soon!

The 2016 Community Outreach Awards nominations will open October 24, 2016.

Community Outreach Award 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. Deadline for 2016 nominations is November 7, 2016.

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

Contact David Fikes if you have any questions.