Avenue Magazine Best Restaurants 2018 Event Charity Recipient—

March 2019


Each year, Avenue Magazine ranks the top restaurants in the city, then hosts an event where attendees can try signature menu items from each of the restaurants. In 2019, a portion of ticket sales from the event were generously donated to Food for Thought. We are grateful not only for the donation, but also for the exposure this event provided. 

Rotary Club of Edmonton NE Champions For Children Charity Recipient—November 2015


The communities within Northeast Edmonton represent many of our city’s high-needs neighbourhoods. For more than 40 years the Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast has focused on creating a positive environment for these children and their families. Each year, the Club organizes a fundraiser focused on children and families and in 2015 it selected Food for Thought as its recipient charity; the event raised over $21,000 for our cause. We are delighted by the ongoing support from Rotary!

Gold Laurel Award—September 2012


Gold Laurel Award winners Food for Thought, including (left to right) Carol Kowalchuk, Kelly Kowalchuk, Wendy Hildebrandt and Jamie Cowley rise to accept their award. The awards were presented by Duncan and Craig LLP. Over 500 guests attended the awards. Twenty-five non-profit organizations were nominated for four awards. 

Awards and Recognition

Edmonton Police Service chief Rod Knecht (centre right) congratulates members of Food for Thought, the winners of the Gold Laurel Award, at the 18th annual Laurel Awards held at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, on September 24, 2012. The awards were presented by Duncan and Craig LLP. 







Paul Harris Fellow Recognition (Rotary Club)—November 2012


The Paul Harris award was created in memory of Paul Harris who established the Rotary Club over 106 years ago and it is the highest award presented by the Club. Its purpose is to acknowledge the outstanding contribution and exceptional service of members of both the community and/or the club.

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