Equitable Food Initiative Takes Home Two Telly Awards; LeAnne Ruzzamenti and Sabrina Dridje Comment
WASHINGTON, DC - Congratulations are in order for Equitable Food Initiative (EFI). The organization recently received two Telly Awards, recognizing its efforts to highlight the narratives of farmworkers who dedicate their lives to growing, harvesting, and packing the fresh fruits and vegetables consumed by Americans.
“Receiving two bronze Telly Awards is a tremendous honor, and one I share with the workers who helped direct, capture, and contribute to our videos,” EFI Director of Marketing and Communications LeAnne Ruzzamenti said. “We are proud to collaborate with our certified growers and farmworkers in sharing these powerful stories and advocating for positive change in the agricultural industry.”
A press release explained that the Telly Awards granted EFI two bronze awards. “A Day in the Life of Farmworkers” was awarded the bronze Telly in the Social Video Not-for-profit category, while “Thank You for Supporting the EFI Program!” was awarded bronze in the Branded Content Not-for-profit category.
By producing videos that showcase the resilience, dedication, and highly skilled contributions of farmworkers, EFI hopes to foster empathy, inspire change, and bring about a greater understanding of farmworkers’ experiences. The organization’s commitment to storytelling and integrating worker voice was instrumental in securing its Telly Awards.
“The caliber of the work this season coming from creators such as Equitable Food Initiative truly has reflected the theme of breaking out and standing out,” said Tellys Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “Every year we see amazing new technologies that help craft more compelling stories that raise awareness of the world’s most pressing issues, like our struggling food supply chain.”
With the recognition of two Telly Awards, EFI stands as a testament to the power of storytelling in driving positive change within the agricultural sector, the release noted. EFI remains dedicated to amplifying farmworkers' stories, improving their lives, and working toward a more equitable and sustainable food system.
We can’t wait to see what EFI does next!