Mission, Vision, Values

We envision a community that embraces food justice where no one feels shame or experiences stigma when asking for help.

Our Mission

Nourishing Community

We lead the movement to end hunger through advocacy, volunteerism and healthy food for all. We nourish community.

Our Vision

Envisioning a Community

Missoula Food Bank & Community Center envisions a community that embraces food justice, where:

  • everyone is food secure;

  • those most impacted are a leading voice in the solutions to poverty and hunger;

  • no one feels shame or experiences stigma when asking for help;

  • every child is nourished and has an equal opportunity to learn, grow and succeed;

  • every senior has access to the food they need to age with dignity regardless of mobility, transportation or health barriers;

  • social safety net programs are recognized as part of the solution;

  • everyone can afford their basic needs

Our Values

Valuing the people

  • We respect and treat every person with dignity, empathy and equity.

  • We believe that access to nutritious food is a basic right of every person.

  • We respect the concept of customer choice in the selection of available food.

  • We provide compassionate service that is proactive, innovative, and collaborative.

  • We are excellent stewards of our resources.

  • We act with openness, integrity and accountability.

  • We advocate for solutions to hunger.

Facts On
Food Insecurity

1 in 5

We currently serve 1 in 5 people in Missoula County – nearly 25,000 individuals and 7,500 households – through our choice-model store, rural satellite pantries and special programs serving children and seniors.