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FMI Celebrates Gold Plate Award Recipients

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FMI Foundation has announced its 2021 Gold Plate Awards recipients. The selected companies assembled engaging consumer campaigns that promote and encourage family togetherness at mealtimes.

“From increased vegetable and fruit consumption that improves body health to emotional support that improves mental health, family meals are a simple, inexpensive way to build a happier, healthier home,” said David Fikes, executive director of the FMI Foundation.

“Getting this timely, critical message out to shoppers would not be possible without the dedicated, innovative efforts of food retailers and suppliers nationwide. I am so pleased to recognize the hard work of especially creative companies partnering with us to champion and celebrate the Family Meals Movement in 2021,” he said.

2021 Gold Plate Award Recipients

The FMI Foundation Gold Plate Awards highlight outstanding programs implemented by the food industry that encourage families to stay strong with family meals.

This year’s recipients include:

Category:  Retailer 1-49 stores
Skogen’s Festival Foods for its program, Food for Neighbors.

Category:  Retailer 50-199 stores
Spartan Nash for its program, Stay Connected, Stay Strong with family meals.

Category:  Retailer 200+ stores
Hy-Vee Inc. for its program, Hy-Vee Inc. Celebrates National Family Meals Month with special events that promote the foods of various cultures and mealtime traditions.

Category:  Supplier
Eggland’s Best for its program, Share A Better Family Meal.

Category: Community Collaborator
USA Pulses, the Sorghum Checkoff and National Pork Board for their program Powerful Pairings 2021: Helping Make Family Meals Delicious and Nutritious!

Honorable Mentions:

• Peapod Digital Labs
• Big Y Foods Inc.
• Coborn’s
• Campbell Soup Co.
• Seafood Nutrition Partnership

The winners will be celebrated at the FMI’s foundation’s event, Stir It Up!, which will be held at Midwinter Executive Conference.

For more information, visit fmi.org/foundation.

To read more news from The Shelby Report on previous winners, click here.

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