Do you know an individual, business, or nonprofit/public sector agency that is doing great work to promote food security for Hartford residents?
Please consider nominating them for the Hartford Community Food Security Awards! The Food Security Awards are an annual event held in recognition of efforts to strengthen local food systems, improve nutrition, and empower communities to move toward long-term food security, with the goal of decreasing hunger in Hartford.
Four award recipients will be selected, one for each of the following categories: individual, business/for profit organization, nonprofit organization/public service/government agency, and youth ages 25 and under. Nominees can include food security advocates, community organizers, educators, planners, nutrition and health providers, food retailers, and farmers, among others. This is the first year that we are including a category for young people, so nominations of young people working on food issues in our community are especially welcome!
Criteria for selection include the nominee’s contribution in the areas of advocacy, education, emergency assistance, food access, food system planning, nutrition and health programs, outreach and partnerships between local farms and consumers that benefit Hartford. Selection of award recipients will be based on responses to questions on the nomination form and other submitted materials.
Click here to access the nomination form for the Food Security Awards. The awards ceremony will be held at the Hartford Public Library at 500 Main Street on March 26. Please submit completed nomination forms to Pauline Zaldonis at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 12th.