Seeking Local Food Hero Nominations!


In 2017 Summit Food Coalition's inaugural Local Food Hero Award was given to Lisa Nunn at our Savor the Summit event.  This year, we are looking to you -- our friends and partners -- to nominate someone who, through their work, community activism, or volunteerism, has made a significant and positive impact on our local food system.  From Lisa, "Receiving the Local Food Hero Award was a great honor for me and for Let's Grow Akron.  I felt humbled to receive the award on behalf of LGA staff, volunteers and neighbors who work hard to grow, prepare and preserve food together while building community.  Food brings us together in spite of our differences.  The community we serve is often overlooked and the work we do together is not always valued as it should be. The Local Food Hero Award created more awareness and recognition for the importance of community gardening particularly in underserved neighborhoods.  We are following in the footsteps of our visionary found Elaine Evans who started LGA 30 years ago.  I am honored to continue her legacy, learning and growing together."
We will once again honor the recipient at our Savor the Summit event and fundraiser, scheduled for October 11th at Trailhead Event Space.  Nominations for the Local Food Hero Award can be made here, and should be submitted no later than August 10th for consideration.