2022 – 2025

WHO WE ARE

For more than 40 years, OFS has provided food and resources in an effort to solve the problem of hunger in our region. Now, we find ourselves at a critical moment for our organization, our society and the world. The pandemic has necessitated dramatic changes in our work and has heightened awareness of systemic inequities. Four decades after our incorporation as a nonprofit, we are positioned to continue our immediate hunger relief efforts while also working further upstream to address the underlying causes of food insecurity.

WHERE WE’RE GOING

To serve our community in the best way possible, our strategic focus for the next three years will be guided by several concepts that enable us to improve our organization internally and externally:

We heal hunger with innovative and collaborative solutions that provide food today and help create a hunger-free tomorrow.

We envision a region where everyone has equitable access to the food they need to lead healthy lives.

EQUITY

We strive to address disparities to ensure that everyone has equitable access to sufficient, nutritious food.

COLLABORATION

We empower each other by working
in partnership with individuals and organizations in our community.

INTEGRITY

We deliver on our commitments and hold ourselves accountable for our words, decisions and actions.

INNOVATION

We are committed to enacting bold solutions through courageous leadership and continuous organizational improvement.

RESPECT

We recognize the inherent worth of every person and treat all with compassion.

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Our strategic plan gives us and others an outline of the intentional steps we will take from 2022 to 2025 to elevate our current work and initiate bold new solutions.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PLAN HERE

PROGRAMS

Engage the community and collaborate to ensure we meet the immediate need of those who are food insecure while also developing innovative and systemic solutions to increase food access.

FACILITIES

Optimize our facilities to meet the needs of our programs, staff, volunteers and the community.

DEI

Build a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and extend our support for DEI into the community.

STAFFING

Bolster our internal culture and improve policies to attract and retain a highly qualified, passionate staff.

PARTNERSHIPS

Develop strategic partnerships and deepen relationships with existing partners to strengthen those organizations while collaborating on solutions to end hunger.

ADVOCACY

Influence impactful policy changes at the state and federal levels through data-driven advocacy and an engaged community.

BOARD DEVELOPMENT

Engage an active and self-perpetuating board to collaborate on bold, creative solutions to ending hunger.

MARKETING

Broaden awareness of OFS’s work and inspire others to help create a hunger-free tomorrow.

FUND RAISING

Diversify and broaden funding for OFS so our work is sustainable, and we are empowered to realize our vision.

STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

PROGRAMS: Engage the community and evaluate current programs to determine the best path forward for each.

FUNDRAISING: Diversify and broaden funding for OFS so our work is sustainable, and we are empowered to realize our vision.

MARKETING: Broaden awareness of OFS’s work and inspire others to help create a hunger-free tomorrow.

FACILITIES: Optimize our facilities to meet the needs of our programs, staff, volunteers and the community.

PROGRAMS: Collaborate to develop innovative and systemic solutions as OFS grows.

STAFFING: Bolster our internal culture and improve policies to attract and retain a highly qualified, passionate staff.

BOARD DEVELOPMENT: Engage an active and self-perpetuating board to collaborate on bold, creative solutions.

PARTNERSHIPS: Deepen relationships with existing partners to strengthen those organizations while collaborating on solutions to end hunger.

PARTNERSHIPS: Develop strategic partnerships to strengthen community outcomes while collaborating on solutions to end hunger.

DEI: Build a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and extend our support for DEI into the community.

PROGRAMS: Engage the community and collaborate to ensure we meet the immediate need of those who are food insecure.

ADVOCACY: Influence impactful policy changes at the state and federal levels through data-driven advocacy and an engaged community.

PROGRAMS: Collaborate to develop innovative and systemic solutions that increase food access.

DEI: Extend our support for DEI into the community.

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