HEALTH EQUITY: Access to healthy food is not a privilege but a fundamental human right. We work to produce health equity and give low-income populations choice in their food systems.
COLLABORATION: We believe that information should be free, that there need to be a diversity of tactics to address the problem of food insecurity, and that collaboration, coalition building and peer-learning are essential to driving change-work.
PARTICIPATION: Our members use participatory systems in which volunteering and feedback loops are used as primary tools for individuals to have a voice and hand in their own food access.
COMMUNITY-DRIVEN: We believe established and emerging food rescues should engage in community-based work to build relationships and to gain important knowledge on the population its serving.
VOLUNTEERISM: Volunteering and civic engagement in local programs is important to accomplish large impact.
LASTING EFFECT: We advocate for system change and work to address root causes of food insecurity through a variety of ways. We will not settle for injustice.
Colorado Springs Food Rescue, Colorado Springs, CO