We showcase the creative ways the food industry engages, nourishes and uplifts the communities it serves with an annual awards program.
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. 2021 Nominations Open Sept. 13 and Close Sept. 24 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
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