- increasing and deepening the involvement of Canadians in efforts to end hunger;
- supporting partnerships and activities to reduce hunger on both an immediate and sustainable basis; and
- influencing changes in public policies necessary to end hunger.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is rooted in the belief that humankind is created in the image of God and that it is God’s desire that no person should go hungry. The availability of food and access to that food is fundamental to life itself. Food is required to sustain life, to provide the strength for work, and to share in the fellowship of one’s family and community.
The members and staff of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank are guided by the following Christian values:
- Right to Food – to affirm God’s desire and the right of each person to have access to adequate food and to be free from hunger:
- Justice – to recognize the powers and structures that perpetuate hunger for some, and an over-abundance for others, and to address those imbalances;
- Human Dignity – to respect the dignity and desire of all people to be able to feed themselves;
- Equality – to uphold the value, equality and rights of all women, children and men as creatures bearing the image of God;
- Compassion – to love and stand in solidarity with those who are hungry;
- Generosity – to recognize God’s generosity and the abundance of creation, and to respond with gratitude and generosity in a spirit of love;
- Stewardship – to care for creation and the resources entrusted to us;
- Peace – to foster a culture of peace and respect for diversity;
- Right Relationships – to work with a spirit of humility and mutuality, acting in an honest and transparent manner; and
- Unity – to find ways of expressing and facilitating unity and community within the Christian church.