Workplace Culture Committee
A volunteer group of Food Bank staff meet regularly to plan and organize monthly cultural celebrations centered around national cultural observances recognized by the the federal government. This group organizes lunch and learns by inviting external presenters to educate staff and creates opportunities for internal dialogue to engage in cultural knowledge sharing – giving staff personal experiences and perspectives from their own unique cultural backgrounds. The group also researches cultural/diversity fun facts to share with the organization to enhance self-learning opportunities.
The volunteer group also focuses on Health and Wellness initiatives throughout the calendar year, bringing awareness of and advocating for visible and hidden disabilities through employment. The group also encourages healthy lifestyle initiatives, such as step challenges, healthy eating competitions, and fitness programs.
A third area the committee focuses on is employee engagement. The committee find opportunities for Food Bank staff to interact with one another for onsite and offsite planned engagements. Providing opportunities for staff to step away from their workload to socialize with other staffers allows the organization to break down silos due to limited interactions with one another.