FMI Foundation announces Gold Plate Award recipients

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Arlington, Va. – The FMI Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2022 Gold Plate Awards.

The winners were named during a livestreamed Gold Plate Awards Celebration, co-hosted by FMI Foundation Executive Director David Fikes and FMI President and CEO Leslie G.  Sarasin. The Gold Plate Awards highlight outstanding family meal programs implemented by the food industry and community organizations.

In addition to awarding a commemorative plate, this year, the FMI Foundation paid special attention to programs that connect family meals and mental health benefits by awarding a Blue Ribbon.

“Our partner organizations make the Family Meals Movement possible,” said Fikes. “This year we are showcasing the people who make food retail, supplier and community family meals programs stand out. Our live Gold Plate Awards ceremony is our way of saying thank you to all those who champion the importance of family meals.”

“The recipients of the 2022 Gold Plate Awards represent a collective industry effort to help families stay strong with family meals,” said Sarasin. “I’m particularly proud of the programs that went the extra mile to connect the importance of family meals, however one defines family, to mental health. Through creative messages, in-store promotion and innovative employee engagement, the passion for the Family Meals Movement is just one way our industry stands out.”

Details about each recipient are available here.

Gold Plate Award winners:

Category: Retailer 1 – 49 stores

Martin’s Super Markets, Inc. for its “Be A Family Meal Champ” program.

Category: Retailer 50 – 199 stores

SpartanNash Company for its “Our Family, Building Strong Families” program.

Category: Retailer 200+ stores

Hy-Vee, Inc., for its special events that infused National Family Meals Month™ messaging with the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Category: Supplier

Pure Flavor for its “Eat Well Together to Be Well Together” program.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Brookshire Grocery Company
  • ButcherBox
  • Skogen’s Festival Foods
  • Merchants Distributors, LLC
  • Rouses Markets
  • Weis Markets, Inc.

Blue Ribbon Recipients (Organizations that effectively connected family meals to mental health benefits in their family meals programs.):

  • ButcherBox
  • Coborn’s, Inc.
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.
  • Martin’s Super Markets, Inc.
  • Pure Flavor
  • Rouses Markets
  • SpartanNash Company
  • Tops Markets
  • Weis Markets, Inc.



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