What Would You Choose?
What if you had to choose between heating your home or paying for food? This is an impossible decision. Fortunately, thanks to support from people like you, Feeding America is helping to make sure more individuals and families won’t have to decide. And yet, in these cold winter months, millions of Americans continue to face tough choices like this every day.
What would you choose? Take the Tough Choices Challenge from Feeding America — for every question you answer, thanks to a matching challenge grant from Snickers®, you’ll help unlock one meal for a person struggling with hunger.
We at Lukewarm Legumes support the efforts of Feeding America to fulfill their mission:
FEEDING AMERICA MISSION AND VALUES (from their website)
Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
Feeding America has adopted the following Statement of Values, which guides all of our actions and planning.
We respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person and treat all with justice, equity 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.
Stewardship and Accountability
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.
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 a hunger-free America. We work together to accomplish the vision at the national and local levels, 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.
We operate with an acute sense of urgency that reflects the immediate needs of people struggling with hunger. We challenge our employees, volunteers and partners to embrace the same sense of urgency to accomplish our shared vision.
We believe service to others is fundamental to creating a hunger-free America. 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.
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.
We believe that the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of our nation should be reflected in our staff, Board and network.