What are the awards and recognition for?
Every year community members selflessly raise money and fill barrels with food to help neighbors throughout Silicon Valley. In 2019 these combined efforts helped generate more than 28 million meals that went straight to kids, families and seniors in nearly every neighborhood — from up in Daly City, out to Pescadero and all the way down to Gilroy.
Why the quarter?
When you see a quarter, remember:
Together we help provide food to more than a quarter of a million people every month.
How do I win an award?
For fundraisers (a.k.a. virtual food drives):
Every $1 = 2.5 points
For food collected:
Every 1 pound = 1 point
For combination drives (money and food):
Total Pounds + (Total Dollars x 2.5) = Total Points
Per capita drives:
Corporate figures are calculated by dividing total points by the total number of employees at your local participating campuses.
School, small business, congregational and other smaller drives are calculated by dividing total points by the total number of members in your group.
|Award Levels||Total Donation||Per Capita*|
|Blue Diamond Award||50,000+ Points||225+ Points|
|Platinum Award||25,000 to 49,999 Points||111 to 224 Points|
|Gold Award||10,000 to 24,999 Points||51 to 110 Points|
|Silver Award||4,000 to 9,999 Points||30 to 50 Points|
|Bronze Award||1,000 to 3,999 Points||15 to 29 Points|
Companies, organizations or groups that earned 500,000 points or more in a year
Companies, organizations or groups with incredible food drive growth
Organizations or groups with the highest total points in each of the three size categories: 1) fewer than 250 participants, 2) 250 – 1,000 participants, and 3) 1,000+ participants
Companies with the highest total points in each of the three size categories: 1) fewer than 250 participants, 2) 250 – 1,000 participants, and 3) 1,000+ participants
Corporate Food Bowl
The company with the highest per capita points and more than 50,000 total points in a year
Employee Food Bowl
The company with the highest per capita employee points (corporate gifts not included) and more than 50,000 points in a year
For the Kids Outstanding Achievement Award
The company, organization or group demonstrating the most excitement during our For the Kids campaign
School groups showing extraordinary effort
Companies, organizations, groups and individuals demonstrating an exceptional level of commitment to hunger relief
Million Meals Club
Companies, organizations and groups that accumulate the equivalent of 1 million points. Totals are cumulative year over year and will be recognized in increments of 5 million.
Outside the Barrel
Honor for outstanding innovation and creativity in food drive efforts
Outstanding Drive Coordinators
Recognition given to exemplary food drive coordinators
Recognition given to exemplary students
Outstanding faith-based food drive