The MPCC Food Security Program was created to address a growing demand for food in our local community.
As we grow and evolve, we use these four principles to guide our decision making and inform the program’s development.
- Create a welcoming and low barrier environment to offer dignified, immediate, equitable, and routine access to healthy, quality meals.
- Foster a supportive, inclusive, diverse, and engaged community of staff, patrons, and volunteers to positively impact and serve the community’s most vulnerable.
- Cultivate opportunities for inter generational community connection and education through food preparation, meal sharing, and volunteering.
- Increase awareness and understanding around various systemic challenges that contribute to food insecurity and homelessness.
Based on these four principles our goals and objectives are to:
- Involve and engage community members and partners to bring awareness to and reduce stigmas around homelessness, mental health, and addiction.
- Work to be environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly by reducing food waste, limiting single use and disposal service items, composting and recycling regularly and responsibly, and using second hand items where feasible.
- Build and expand partnerships with various service agencies to provide quality resources and referrals to meet needs outside of our program’s scope and to expand our community’s network.
- Design an operationally sustainable, scalable, and replicable program model. Support, coach, and champion the adoption and expansion of food security programs within our catchment area and across our networks.