The Outstanding Food Program award recognizes a community agency in Toronto that has made significant efforts to implement Rights-based practices within their program, to ensure all clients are served with dignity and respect in a welcoming and supportive environment. The Outstanding Food Program embodies inclusivity with a volunteer cohort that reflects the community they serve.
Fort York Food Bank
MABELLEpantry by MABELLEarts
The Profound Community Impact award recognizes a food program committed to increasing food access to underserved communities. The recipient of this award deeply understands the needs of clients and has shown courage and resourcefulness in overcoming barriers to running a large food program.
Spadina Fort York Community Centre
Parkdale Community Food Bank
The Workplace Champion award recognizes an employee group who has raised awareness about food insecurity by organizing a workplace fundraiser, event, or campaign. The Workplace Champion mobilizes their employee base through innovative and impactful initiatives, resulting in a wider network of people committed to social change.
PAC Building Group
The Food Industry Trailblazer award recognizes a company from the food industry sector that has made outstanding contributions of most-needed food items to our programs. The Food Industry Trailblazer regularly invests in healthier communities by donating essentials to neighbours in need.
Riverside Natural Foods
The Commitment to Equity award recognizes a food program who demonstrates extraordinary efforts to maintain equity when serving clients. The recipient of this award shows great commitment to building trusting relationships with clients to understand their individual circumstances and meet their particular needs as best as possible.
Toronto People with AIDS Foundation
The Stop Community Food Centre
The Community Leader award recognizes an individual or group who has raised awareness about food insecurity by creating and organizing a community fundraiser, event, or campaign. The Community Leader mobilizes support and engagement and shows leadership by creating a network of advocates for the cause.
The Chef Upstairs
Rockin' Raccoon Ride
CP Holiday Train
The Exceptional Volunteer Award recognizes an individual or group who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to Daily Bread’s mission through volunteerism. Our nominees have made a significant impact by donating their time, valuable skills, and expertise.
The Hammer Heads
A new award this year, the Champion of Change Award recognizes an individual or group who is committed to eliminating food insecurity and ending poverty in our city through strong research and public policy. The recipient of this award puts evidence into action to advance social change and works collaboratively to achieve the Right to Food in Canada.
Dr. Michael Widener
Ontario for All/The Change Lab
ODSP Action Coalition
The Corporate Leader award recognizes a company or corporate foundation that has demonstrated a commitment to corporate social responsibility by donating funds, employee volunteerism, and raising awareness of hunger and poverty issues in our city.
Grant Thornton Foundation
Please contact Cassie Lueders, Development Officer, Community Partnerships and Events at [email protected]
View the 2022 Best in Class nominees and recipients.