Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ 9th annual Ultimate Tailgate Party returns this year on November 3rd. Baldor Specialty Foods will be honored with the Thomas M. Menino Award for Leadership for their commitment to sustainability, the organizers announced.
Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ Founder and Executive Director Ashley Stanley said of Baldor Specialty Foods, “As a company they have supported Lovin’ Spoonfuls' since the start in 2010. Via large scale support of events, operations, and the personal advocacy of Sales Executive Shane Brunette, Spoonfuls has been able to count on Baldor Specialty Foods as a committed partner for our entire tenure. Baldor is a true leader in the food space with tremendous impact through their sustainability initiatives; they represent an impressive commitment to zero waste.”
The organizers cited the effort that Baldor Specialty Foods has made for responsible production and consumption in the wholesale space. Their programs, such as SparCs and Imperfect Produce, rescue fruits and vegetables from a fate of compost or landfill, they said.
“It’s always incredible to partner with an organization that gets it, and Lovin’ Spoonfuls truly gets it,” says Thomas McQuillan, Vice President of Sustainability at Baldor Foods. “Baldor continues to identify and promote food sustainability best practices and, together with Lovin’ Spoonfuls, is having a genuine impact in the communities we both serve.”
Baldor Foods will be joined at the Ultimate Tailgate Party by Bizarre Foods’ Andrew Zimmern, who returns as host. Zimmern, a member of Lovin’ Spoonfuls Culinary Board and a past Menino Award recipient, is a renowned advocate on issues relating to food justice and access.