Save the Date! Monday, October 17, 2016

The James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards
Hearst Tower
300 West 57th Street, 44th Floor

Business Attire

To purchase tickets, please contact Bowen & Company at 914-231-6180 or jamesbeard@bowenandco.com.  

 

2016 Recipients

Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez

Co-founders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
For their innovative work in forging a new human rights model in the food industry supply chain.

John Boyd, Jr.

Founder and President of the National Black Farmers Association
For his leadership in the fight for African-American farmers’ civil rights.

Anna Lappé

Founder of the Small Planet Institute and Founder/Director of Real Food Media 
For her work as an author, educator, and sustainable food advocate.

Jim McGovern 

Congressman, Massachusetts
For his leadership as an advocate in the fight against hunger.

Raj Patel

Author, Activist and Academic
For his scholarship and advocacy work to change the inequalities in our world’s food system.

Read the full press release here

 

See our past Leadership Award recipients. 

 

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Background

The JBF Leadership Awards spotlight the important and complex realms of sustainability, food access, and public health. We hope to raise awareness of these timely issues by celebrating the visionaries responsible for creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world.

The Leadership Awards recognize specific outstanding initiatives as well as bodies of work and lifetime achievement. Excellence of work, innovation in approach, and scale of impact within a community or the nation were among the criteria used to select this year’s winners. Honorees are chosen by a cohort of past Leadership Award recipients.

Watch this video to learn more about the JBF Leadership Awards. See the James Beard Foundation's past Leadership Award recipients. 

 

Related Events

The 2015 JBF Food Conference

The JBF Leadership Awards are part of the annual JBF Food Conference. Each year our five Leadership Award recipients participate in panels and presentations at the conference. 

Learn more at jbffoodconference.org and sign up for our mailing list to receive updates. 

 

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