Jefferson Awards Program
In the U.S. and Canada, Heinz has been a Corporate Champion participant in the Jefferson Awards — a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service. Heinz nominates and recognizes employees each year who exemplify the spirit of volunteerism and public service and give back to the community.
In 2012, Lisa Taylor, sanitation manager at a Company facility in Chatsworth, California, was named the Jefferson Awards Champion Recipient in recognition of her volunteer work for Youth Esteem Corp., a non-profit organization that helps at-risk children in South Central Los Angeles.
In 2013, Sarah Amyotte and Laurie Benedum, national account managers in Heinz Foodservice sales, received the award for their work on a church mission trip to Haiti through International Child Care, a health development organization. Sarah and Laurie arranged meetings between International Child Care and partners in the Heinz Micronutrient Campaign and distributed Heinz NutureMate™ micronutrient powders to needy families in Haiti.