Home Fork & Spoon July 2019 Announcing the 2019 Food Bank Award Recipients!

Announcing the 2019 Food Bank Award Recipients!

Food Banks Canada presents the biennial Food Bank Awards to recognize the outstanding contributions to food banking in Canada.

The awards were presented at the Food Banks Canada National Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia and were created to recognize the unique and diverse ways that food banks, their staff and volunteers serve their communities.

Ed Bloos Award

Volker Kromm | Regional Food Distribution Association, Thunder Bay, ON

Volker Kromm has been working hard to support remote northern communities in Ontario. He has brought together a wide range of people from Leamington, Winnipeg, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, CBC and more to move over 100,000 pounds of healthy food into 20 reserve communities.

Excellence in Food Banking: Large

Peter McKee Centre | Moncton, NB

In 3 short years, Peter McKee Centre has achieved their goal to merge 4 food banks into one holistic food centre that is geared towards increasing community partnerships and food security for Moncton.

Excellence in Food Banking: Small

House of Lazarus | Mountain, ON

The House of Lazarus (HOL) is small and mighty. They have a plethora of programs that support their community and beyond. From crockpot cooking to firewood and home repairs, this is the little food bank that could.

Provincial Innovator Award

Food Banks BC | BC

Food Banks BC realized that there was perishable food available to food banks in BC, but there wasn’t a system nor capacity to access these much-needed foods. As the Provincial Association, they worked with the food banks in their province to create a food rescue guide and applied for funding from the government to help food banks increase capacity.

Food Bank Innovator Award

Edmonton’s Food Bank | Edmonton, AB

Edmonton’s Food Bank used technology to increase their reach and better support their community. Through a series of online learning modules like “Cook it Simple”, EFBTV and the Learning Lab, they helped people learn to cook, write resumes, prepare for employment skills upgrading and much more. Food Banks Canada congratulates this year’s recipients and thanks them for their work towards a Canada where no one goes hungry.