In this issue’s Charities & Nonprofits special section, we highlight the community impact of Food Outreach, which provided more than half a million nutritious meals last year to 2,000 St. Louisans stricken with cancer or HIV/AIDS. For its invaluable service, Food Outreach was selectedas a 2012 Ladue News Charity Awards winner.

Does your favorite charitable/nonprofit organization have what it takes to be among our finalists for 2013? If you are involved in a nonprofit as a board member, staffer or volunteer—or as someone who has supported its mission over the years—I invite you to nominate your organization. This year, we will recognize finalists in five different categories, including Animal Advocacy, Best New Charity, Educational and Cultural Advancement, Health and Well-Being, and Human Services.

Visit to complete a nomination form. Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, March 15.