Each year, we recognize partners in every category of food bank operations.  These partners are "heroes" to the thousands who are hungry in our community and these partners are working every day to end hunger in our region. Unfortunately, we cannot recognize every partner every year. We have tried to select those individuals, businesses, and agencies that best exemplified "partner of the year" during the 2022 calendar year.

For everyone that we recognized at our event, there are dozens of others that made important contributions as well. We thank you all.

Click here to view photos of the award winners.

Congratulations to our award winners:

Lifetime Achievement Award



Community Partner Award

Surprise Inside:

Cole Custer
Gene Haas Foundation
Stewart-Haas Foundation

Special Event Partner Award

Food Lion Feeds
Atrium Health
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Armstrong Transport Group
Crescent Communities
Duke Energy
Jackrabbit Technologies
UNC Charlotte

Food Partner Awards
Smart Chicken
Titan Farms
Simpson's Eggs, Inc.

Financial Partner Award
Hendrick Automotive Group

Frank Timberlake Award
Carlenia Ivory

Special Event Partner Award
Chef's Best:

Harris Teeter 
Chef Craig Barbour
E&J Gallo Winery

Individual Volunteer Partner Award
Peter Amendola

Group Volunteer Partner Award

ADW Architects

BB+M Architecture



Gilbane Building Company

Gresham Smith

Hendrick Construction, Inc.

Labella Associates, PC

Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

LS3P Associates, Ltd

Mike Gardina

Odell Associates Inc

Perkins Eastman Architects PC

Ragona Architecture & Design, PLLC

SGA | NarmourWright Design

Turner Construction

Food Partner Award

New Partner Awards
The Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation
Charlotte Football Club

Ted Heyward Award
Riley Fields

Financial Partner Awards
Boingo Graphics
Jersey Mike's

Anne Springs Close Legacy Award
Wendy Duda

Community Partner Award
Santa Express:

Youth Partner Award
Cans for Kids

Food Drive Partner Award
David Weekley Homes

Food Drive Partner Award
Legal Feeding Frenzy:
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Gardner Skelton, PLLC
Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
Womble Bond Dickinson

New Partner Award

Faith Based Partner Award
Mecklenburg Community Church

Agency Partner Awards
ECCCM (Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry)
Iva First Baptist


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