Our vision is to eliminate
poverty-related hunger in our service area.
mission is to relieve poverty-related hunger in our service area by
distributing donated and purchased food and grocery products through a network
of member churches and nonprofit organizations. We provide nutrition education
to our needy clients. We also emphasize advocacy and related needs.
carrying out our mission, the work of Mississippi Food Network revolves around a
core set of values that provide the framework within which we declare
commitments, operating principles and accountability.
• Respect - We respect the inherent worth and dignity of
every person and treat all with respect, equity and compassion.
• Stewardship and Accountability - We keep faith with the public trust
through the efficient, effective and compassionate use of resources entrusted
to us and are mindful that our mission is accomplished through the generosity
of others. We maintain and communicate accurate and timely information. We
evaluate and account regularly for how our resources are used to implement and
achieve our mission.
• Collaboration - We believe in the power of mutual effort. We
collaborate and build strong relationships with our agencies and the public.
These are based on trust, with and among those who share our vision.
Urgency - We operate with an acute sense of urgency that reflects the
immediate needs of those living in poverty. We challenge our employees,
volunteers and agencies to embrace the same urgency to accomplish our shared
• Service - We believe service is fundamental. We strive to serve with
excellence, fairness, compassion and responsiveness to meet the needs of those
with whom we work.
• Integrity - We will act with honesty, trust and openness and deliver
on commitments. We will act within the spirit of agreements, contracts and the
law. Our intentions and actions will be transparent and above reproach.
• We will
strive to reflect in our staff, boards and agencies the diversity of
Mississippi in which we are located and the cultural groups served.
• We will
be sensitive to the diverse cultures served in the acquisition and
allocation of grocery products.
respect people of all races, religions, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual
orientation or physical ability and will not allow differences to affect
• We have a
responsibility to present the diverse face of hunger to donors and the
general public in information about hunger in Mississippi.
In accordance with
Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is
prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, age, or disability.