IFEC and The J.M. Smucker Company Announce the Third Annual Food for Good Award

Pleasant Valley, NY – The International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC), in partnership with The J.M. Smucker Company’s Away From Home division, are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the Food for Good Award, which honors nonprofit organizations whose work with food is making significant contributions to improving lives in the communities they serve. IFEC and Smucker Away From Home will present the third annual Food for Good Award to an organization in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area (The Triangle) during IFEC’s conference, October 24 - 26, 2018.  

Smucker Away From Home was the inaugural sponsor of the awards in 2016 and continues its partnership with IFEC to recognize and celebrate the work a deserving organization is doing to transform The Triangle community through food. The J.M. Smucker Company is committed to actively supporting the communities it serves.

The intention behind the award is first and foremost to honor those who are performing good works through food, while at the same time encouraging others to use the nurturing powers of food not only for good health – as fundamental as that is – but also for empowering people and their communities.

“IFEC is proud to partner with Smucker Away From Home to honor nonprofit organizations focused on using food for good,” says Tom O’Brien, president of IFEC. “There are so many terrific organizations making a difference and this is our way to let them know we stand with them and appreciate all they are doing to improve the overall quality of the communities they serve.”

For more information and for a list of past award winners, visit ifeconline.com/food-for-good.

Nominations & Qualifications
Members and friends of IFEC are invited to nominate candidates for the 2018 Food for Good Award using the official nominations form available on the IFEC site, www.ifeconline.com, or by request to ifec@ifeconline.com.  Nominations will be accepted through August 31, 2018.

Nonprofit organizations, including public schools, that are based in or operating in The Triangle area and are making notable contributions toward at least one of the following goals are eligible.

  • Help underserved community members gain access to quality food

  • Connect and empower community members through food

  • Sustain crucial elements of the community’s food culture

  • Provide or facilitate training and/or jobs in foodservice to underserved populations

  • Assist children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations in learning to make smart food choices

The recipient will be selected by a panel of judges chaired by IFEC Member, Amber Hensley, public relations director, Marlin Network. Other judges include Liz Anderson, senior public relations manager, Firehouse Subs; Mary Humann, owner of The Humann Factor, Loree Dowse, director of creative marketing, Mann’s Fresh Vegetables; Molly Erickson, public relations manager, Marlin Network and Kristen Baughman, founder, Tabletop Media Group.

About IFEC
IFEC is the membership association for editors, public relations and marketing communications professionals working within and with the foodservice business-to-business media. IFEC’s objective is to sponsor educational and other programs to heighten the overall quality of foodservice communications and encourage the entry of high-caliber individuals into the field.

About Smucker Away From Home
Founded in 1897, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that help bring families together to share memorable meals and moments - at home or away from home.

The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago.

Smucker Away From Home is a division of The J.M. Smucker Company and specializes in meeting the needs of foodservice professionals. A wide range of quality products are offered through its family of iconic brands, which include Smucker's®, Dickinson's®, Jif®, Folgers®, Sahale Snacks®, Sugar In The Raw®, Sweet’n Low® and Café Bustelo®.

For complete information visit smuckerawayfromhome.com

For more information, contact Jen Mac Kay, Executive Director, jen@ifeconline.com, 845-723-4434

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