When Boston-based nonprofit food rescue organization Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ 9th annual Ultimate Tailgate Party returns this year on Nov. 3, Baldor Specialty Foods will be honored with the Thomas M. Menino Award for Leadership for its commitment to sustainability throughout every aspect of the supply chain to optimize environmental and social best practices.
Ashley Stanley, Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ founder and executive director, says of Baldor Specialty Foods, “As a company, they have supported Lovin’ Spoonfuls since the start in 2010. Via large scale support of events, operations and the personal advocacy of sales executive Shane Brunette, Spoonfuls has been able to count on Baldor Specialty Foods as a committed partner for our entire tenure. Baldor is a true leader in the food space with tremendous impact through their sustainability initiatives; they represent an impressive commitment to zero waste.”
Baldor Foods will be joined at the Ultimate Tailgate Party by Bizarre Foods’ Andrew Zimmern, who returns as host. Zimmern, member of Lovin’ Spoonfuls Culinary Board and past recipient, is a renowned advocate on issues relating to food justice and access.
“It’s always incredible to partner with an organization that gets it, and Lovin’ Spoonfuls truly gets it,” says Thomas McQuillan, VP of sustainability at Baldor Foods. “Baldor continues to identify and promote food sustainability best practices and, together with Lovin’ Spoonfuls, is having a genuine impact in the communities we both serve.”