The Atlanta Community Food Bank believes that while the scale of the problems of food insecurity is large, we envision the 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 and 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.