Strategic Plan

We are at a time of unprecedented need in our community as the number of people who need emergency and supplemental food assistance continues to rise. Against this sobering backdrop, our senior staff and volunteer leadership embarked on an effort to create a new plan to guide us during the next five years. The Food Depository's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, Nourish, focuses on three core strategies.



This strategy will guide the Food Depository as it increases the supply of quality, nutritious food for hungry men, women and children in our community. Additionally, the Food Depository will implement an “all delivery” model of distribution, which will increase food safety and decrease costs for agencies. Similarly, the Food Depository will work to educate and instill a culture of food safety within the network.


The Food Depository’s network of pantries, soup kitchens and shelters is a vital component of the response to hunger. The second strategy, Community, is geared towards strengthening this network. Other Community goals include encouraging healthy options for clients accessing the network and leveraging the network to support the economic stability of clients.


The Food Depository cannot fight hunger alone. Voice is meant to expand awareness of hunger and encourage support for the cause. Voice also encompasses the Food Depository’s advocacy agenda, which will focus on a strong nutrition safety net. In addition, this strategy will lead the Food Depository as it works to build the nation’s premier volunteer engagement program.