DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Hunger Impact Partners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
The population that Hunger Impact Partners serves are Minnesotans living in poverty.
We know that 31.75 percent of black Minnesotans experience poverty followed by 31.49 percent of indigenous Minnesotans. Knowing that Minnesotans of color and indigenous Minnesotans experience the highest rates of poverty and subsequently the highest rates of food insecurity, we embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as organizational values as a way to intentionally make space for positive outcomes to flourish in these communities.
We apply racial equity by partnering with organizations that reflect the populations we serve who are most impacted by structural racial inequality in recognition that those most affected are the most effective in advocating for their communities. These organizations are meaningfully involved in the creation and implementation of our programs, policies and practices that impact their lives. To provide informed, authentic leadership for cultural equity,
Hunger Impact Partners strives to:
- See diversity, inclusion and equity critical to our mission and for all populations we serve
- Explore potential underlying, unquestioned assumptions that interfere with inclusiveness
- Advocate for and support board-level, staff and partners on how systemic inequities impact our work and those we serve
- Practice and encourage transparent communication in all aspects of our work
- Commit time and resources to expand more diverse leadership within our board, staff, advisers and community partners
- Lead with respect and tolerance
- Embrace and support cultural equity
- In solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, we are committed to taking an active role in the ongoing fight for racial equity and justice.
Code of Ethics (April 2016)
- Respect for the communities we work with and serve; Integrity in our actions; Responsibility for our decisions and their consequences.
- We are committed to act honestly, truthfully and with integrity in all our transactions and dealings.
- We are committed to avoid conflicts of interest and the appropriate handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest in our relationships.
- We are committed to treat our grantees fairly and to treat every individual with dignity and respect.
- We are committed to treat our employees with respect, fairness and good faith and to provide conditions of employment that safeguard their rights and welfare.
- We are committed to treat our stakeholders and partners with respect, fairness and good faith.
- We are committed to be a good corporate citizen and to comply with both the spirit and the letter of the law.
- We are committed to act inclusively and responsibly toward the communities in which we work and for the benefit of the communities we serve.
- We are committed to be responsible, transparent and accountable for all of our actions.
- We are committed to realizing our vision of food for every child through our collective impact model, which fosters accountability, transparency, sustainability and effectiveness.