Community Uplift

We showcase the creative ways the food industry engages, nourishes and uplifts the communities it serves with an annual awards program.

Our 2021 Community Outreach Award Winners

Click the images below for see winners in each category

Award Criteria 


Community Uplift 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

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. Nominations are now closed.

Winners Receive
  • For first placed recipients in each category, $1,000 donation to enhance the program and 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 idea bank for food retail community service projects

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    Contact Heather Garlich if you have any questions.