Equity Principles


While the scale of the problems of food insecurity is large, we envision the Atlanta Community Food Bank as a place where…

  • Diverse community members, staff, and partners are recruited, retained, and supported.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are recognized as core cultural values that drive decision-making, resource allocation, and the development of all policies and practices.
  • Collaborative internal and external partnerships support the emerging needs of people and eliminate inequities in food availability and access in the communities we live in and serve.

7 Equity Beliefs

  • We believe that while the scale of the problems of food insecurity is large, we can address the current legacies of racism within this system and their inequitable outcomes.​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • We believe that we all bring a bias to everything, no matter how well-intentioned.​​​​​​
  • We believe that this process can be difficult for everyone, and painful for many, but that the work of moving through this will be worth it.
  • We believe that the difficulty and pain in the process of equitable change are more about progress and the stamina that is needed to achieve it.
  • We believe that changes are possible if we listen, learn, and act in new ways. We believe that each of our lived experiences is equally valuable as team members.
  • We believe all people are an asset to the Food Bank and are valuable within the organization.