Awards & Honors

The REFOOD MOVEMENT was recognized for the first time one day before completing six-months of activity. Since then, we have been honored at least once every year. We are grateful for the consideration and support bestowed. 

Recognition and support are fundamental as we advance our mission, but our most important recognition is in the daily interactions between volunteers, beneficiaries and partners where we witness the transformations that our shared work promotes and facilitates.  


The Futures Project

The Futures Project (TFP) is a global initiative to ensure that innovation and technology serve the real and future needs of people and planet. 

Building on the UN2030 Agenda and contributing to achieving the SDGs, we work across borders, sectors and generations to create shared visions for our collective futures. We build and support a global community of future-oriented changemakers who innovate to achieve systemic change for our societies. 


Partnerships for Impact – Portugal Social Innovation 

Finances social innovation projects, in partnership with social investors, to achieve greater scale and impact. 


BAYER – Ideas that Change the World 

“Ideas that Change the World” is a social responsibility award by which aims to “finance original and innovative projects to support the community developed by associations that serve the common good.”


10 YEARS of CASES // António Sérgio Cooperation and Solidarity Award

Innovation and Sustainability: aims to reward Social Economy entities that have distinguished themselves for the development of projects with innovative and sustainable approaches and solutions for a socioeconomic (or environmental) issue. 


Capacity Building for Social Impact – Portugal Social Innovation 

Investing in Communication and Development to power social impact in innovative projects. 


BPI / La Caixa Solidária

An award that aims to support projects that promote the integral development and social inclusion process of the most vulnerable people, favoring equal opportunity. 


Capacity Building for Social Impact – Portugal Social Innovation 

Investing in Management Systems and Information Technologies to power social impact in innovative projects. 


Estoril Local Answers Award.

An annual prize for the best local solutions is presented at the Estoril Conferences, which are an international stage in the area of Globalization. 


BPI Solidário: Quality – Sustainability – Relevance

Refood escolhido entre os 15 vencedores 


PRAT0 Awards, initiative of the Ministry of Food and Agro Investigation aimed at identifying best practices in the fight against food waste – throughout society and across 5 categories. 

Refood was awarded top honors in the Mobilization Category, with the right to use the PRAT0 seal during the following year. 


Marketeer Marketing Awards – Annual Event for the Marketing Industry

Refood was chosen to receive the Marketeer Social Responsibility award in 2015. Re-food may be the only entity in the world to have won a Marketing award without an online website (the situation is obviously now resolved). 


1st World Meeting of Popular Movements – event organized by the Holy See in Rome 

More than 150 popular movements came together to explore solutions to human rights abuses (the right to food, land, work and a roof) and our shared environment. Refood was honored to be included among many other local solutions to global challenges. 


Rock ‘n’ Law 

Rock ‘n’ Law – evento anual de caridade produzido por 14 grandes escritórios de advogados. “Fome” foi o tema para o evento anual de caridade em 2014. A REFOOD foi escolhida para receber todo o apoio considerável, que ajudou a abrir 20 novos núcleos. 


EDP Solidária 2013 (EDP Foundation) 

Among hundreds of candidates, REFOOD was chosen to be one of 51 national winners.


A Perfect City Vision and Siemens 

Honorable Mention for a project outside the competition parameters (Refood, already in action, was not technically qualified for the awarded prizes). 


Youth Volunteer Prize of the Montepio Bank 

121 nominees, 5 finalists and 1 winner … at less than 6 months old, Re-food needed both the financial support and the good press that came with winning this prize.

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