Who We Are

Our Origins

Feeding the Carolinas works in partnership with ten Feeding America affiliated Food Banks to fight food insecurity and its roots in North and South Carolina. Our members focus on serving and developing resources in their local communities while Feeding the Carolinas works across both states to leverage food and financial resources for our Food Banks.

We focus on our Farm to Food Bank program and other resources, educate and advocate around the root causes of hunger, make the connections between food and health, and respond to our communities during times of crisis.

Our Role

Feeding the Carolinas is a Partner Association of Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger relief organization. We unite North and South Carolina’s network of ten member Food Banks working to provide a healthy, adequate, and consistent food supply to our communities. Feeding the Carolinas member Food Banks support more than 3,700 local charitable agencies, which serve the 2.3 million Carolinians across 146 counties facing hunger annually. Feeding the Carolinas also serves as a unified voice regarding hunger and food insecurity and is available to respond during times of crisis.

Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.

We pledge to create and maintain an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.

We commit to addressing the root causes of hunger and advocating for social justice and the common good.

Well-nourished, empowered people and their communities thrive.

Our Roots

Vision

Everyone in the Carolinas has equitable access to healthy food.

Mission

Engage, educate, and unite to achieve food security for all Carolinians.

Our Values

Respect

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We respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person and treat all with equality and compassion. We honor the lives, concerns, and stories of people in need and expect our partners to do the same. We accept one another and encourage diversity of thoughts and ideas.

Integrity

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We act with honesty, trust, and openness and deliver on commitments. We act within the spirit of agreements, contracts, and the law. Our intentions and actions will be transparent and above reproach.

Collaboration

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We believe in the power of community. We collaborate and build strong relationships, based on trust, with and among those who share our vision of creating hunger-free Carolinas. We work together to accomplish the vision, valuing each other’s roles and using an open process and honest communication. We seek out and are responsive to the input and counsel of our partners.

Passion

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We operate with an acute sense of passion that reflects the immediate needs of hungry people. We challenge our employees, volunteers, and partners to embrace the same sense of urgency.

Service

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We believe service to others is fundamental to creating a hunger-free Carolinas. We serve with excellence, compassion, and responsiveness to meet the needs of those with whom we work, internally and externally. The better we serve, the more people we bring together in commitment to our vision.

Stewardship + Accountability

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We keep faith with the public trust through the efficient 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 on hunger research, education, advocacy, and service. We evaluate and account regularly for how resources are used to implement and achieve our mission.