The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) honored three standouts in the state’s grocery industry at its dinner on Sept. 2.
The 2011 winners of the group’s Humanitarian Awards were Jim Lee of Stater Bros., Dave Van Winkle of The Performance Group and Joel Oakford of Anheuser-Busch.[gn_box title=”Photos of the Event” color=”#339900″]
What is CCEJ?
The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) used to be known as The National Conference of Christians and Jews.
Each year, CCEJ recognizes and honors highly respected persons in the food and beverage industry with the Humanitarian Award.
This award recognizes:[star_list]
<li>A demonstrated commitment to CCEJ’s vision to make our nation a more equitable and just (and thus a better) place for everyone.</li>
<li>One who celebrates society’s rich diversity and supports CCEJ’s mission to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism.</li>
<li>Exemplary leadership in the food and beverage industry as well as the charitable world, inspiring high standards of integrity, creativity, innovation and excellence.</li>
<li>Outstanding efforts to build a greater understanding of and respect for different cultures and working to help others appreciate the myriad gifts that diversity brings to the community.</li>[/star_list]