Employees at five local businesses received a Community Partners Award from Friends in Need Food Shelf in St. Paul Park.

The plaques are awarded annually to those who provide outstanding support for Friends in Need. They include:

Minuteman Press owner Janeen Keskey and manager Melody Fox; Bob Lockwood, store manager at Lunds & Byerlys; Angie Zschokke, assistant manager, and Jon Rose, manager, of T.J. Maxx & HomeGoods; Brian LaNasa, manager of Carbone's Pizzeria in St. Paul Park; and

Cesar and Joselyn Ramos, owners of J.C Ramos Cleaning Services.