Our Advocate Leaders act as organizers, seeking input and speaking on behalf of those who are unable to be actively involved. All Advocate Leaders have experienced homelessness and live on poverty-level incomes, and most cope with disabilities.
AC Food Pantry is committed to inciting both the public and private will to end hunger, homelessness, and poverty in the lives of our neighbors and to building strong, healthy, just communities.
Recognizing that healthy communities depend on respect, dignity, and opportunity for all, we also believe that bringing an end to the tragedy of long lines at shelters and soup kitchens, of hungry children, and abused women cannot happen unless we listen to the voices of those who are directly impacted by those problems, unless they participate in the process of creating and implementing solutions.
AC Food Pantry’s advocacy efforts were founded on the principle that empowering people to speak for themselves gives volume to their voices and ensures that their needs and wisdom-as they feel, as they express-are heard.
AC Food Pantry’s advocacy efforts listed below work towards solutions to the social, economic and political systems that do not respond adequately to the needs of those in our community.