ARLINGTON, VA – FMI Foundation today announces the 2020 Gold Plate AwardsGold Plate Awards recipients during the first-ever Supper Bowl championship held in conjunction with the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, where the Supper Bowl Champion was also announced live.  

“The Gold Plate Awards and Supper Bowl competition both highlight the outstanding work the food industry is doing as part of the Family Meals Movement,” said David Fikes, executive director of the FMI Foundation. “Family meals help us stay strong by boosting fruit and vegetable consumption and connectiveness, which support overall personal health. The food industry continues to provide shoppers creative and easy meal solutions as families face new shopping and meal habits brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

2020 Gold Plate Award Recipients

The FMI Foundation Gold Plate Awards highlight outstanding programs implemented by the food industry that help families stay strong with family meals. Details about each program are available at This year’s recipients include:

Category A (retailers with 1 to 49 stores) Winner:

Coborn’s, Inc., “Kids Cook at Home for National Family Meals Month!” program.

Category B (retailers with 50 – 199 stores) Winner:

SpartanNash Company, “Family Meals at Home” program.

Category C (retailers with 200 or more stores)

Wakefern Food Corporation, “Just Add Family” program.

Food Manufacturer Category

Campbell Soup Company, “Campbell Helps Families Stay Strong with Family Meals” program.

Community Collaborator Category

National Pork Board and the U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council, “Powerful Pairings” program.

Rising Star Category

The Grocery Gal, “The Grocery Gal Presents Family Meals Month,” social media campaign.

COVID-19 Heroes Category – This category was created to recognize charitable programs that help all families share meals together.

  • Hy-Vee, Inc., 2020 National Family Meals Month™ campaign, built on the theme of “coming together.”
  • The GIANT Company, “For Today’s Table,” campaign.

Honorable Mentions

  • Skogen's Festival Foods - Family (Virtual) Meals Month
  • Tops Markets, LLC -Family Meals Strong
  • Albertsons Companies - Dietitian Demo OmniChannel Program with O Organics store brand

Gold Plate Partners

The FMI Foundation recognizes Produce for Better Health and Common Threads for their ongoing partnership in the Family Meals Movement.

First-Ever Supper Bowl Champion

The Supper Bowl, a fundraising program supporting the FMI Foundation, celebrates the growth of the Family Meals Movement and involves retailers and suppliers competing for the title of “Best Family Meal.” Today, attendees of the live, online Supper Bowl event watched food industry chefs create the finalist’s recipes with commentary from Chef Robert Irvine and live voting determined the first-ever Supper Bowl Champion:

Hy-Vee, Inc. for their stuffed pork chops with a Brussels sprouts side and apple pie rosettes family meals recipe.

About the FMI Foundation

Established in 1996, the FMI Foundation seeks to ensure continued quality and efficiency in the food retailing system and is operated for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. To help support the role of food retailing, the FMI Foundation focuses on research, education and resources in the area of health and well-being, which includes food safety, nutrition and social responsibility considerations. For information regarding the FMI Foundation, visit