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Award Honorees

Scott Erickson, Clif Bar & Company

2022 : Community Service


A new award category this year, the Community Service Award recognizes those who have gone above and beyond their standard business practices to be a source of positivity and stability for customers and organic community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earning this first-of-its-kind recognition on behalf of Clif Bar & Company are Cassie Cyphers and Scott Erickson.

In response to local school closures and to support families who depend on school meals, Clif also opened Kali’s, the employee café at its headquarters in Emeryville, Califonia, as a community kitchen. Executive Chef Scott Erickson and the Clif culinary team prepared up to 400 meals per week for staff and volunteers who manage the Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) 22 local food distribution sites. Home to more than 50,000 public school students, 71% of OUSD students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.