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As a matter of fundamental principle, Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc. (BVFB) will strive to adhere to the highest ethical standards. As a matter of pragmatic self-interest, we should do so because public trust in our performance and stewardship is the bedrock of our legitimacy. Donors and volunteers support charitable organizations because they trust them to carry out their missions, to be good stewards of their resources, and to uphold rigorous standards of conduct.

The BVFB must earn this trust every day and in every possible way. Our board members, executive leaders, staff, volunteers and partner agencies must demonstrate their ongoing commitment to the core values of integrity, honesty, fairness, openness, respect, and responsibility.

Adherence to the law is the minimum standard of expected behavior. The BVFB must do more, however, than simply obey the law. We must embrace the spirit of the law, often going beyond legal requirements and making sure that what we do is matched by what the public understands about what we do. Transparency, openness and responsiveness to public concerns must be integral to our behavior.

Mission

The Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc. strives to alleviate hunger in the Brazos Valley by distributing food and educational resources to our neighbors in need through a network of hunger relief partners.

Statement of Goals and Values

The Brazos Valley Food Bank (BVFB) is committed to ethically serving the community. It is policy of the BVFB to fully comply with the intent and spirit of all applicable laws and regulations. The BVFB expects its employees, volunteers and those associated with our Partner Agencies to use good judgment, to apply the highest ethical standards and to refrain from any form of illegal, dishonest, discriminator or unethical behavior.

BVFB has selected EthicsPoint to provide community members with a simple way to anonymously and confidentially report activities that may involve violations of criminal conduct, or other unethical behavior by the BVFB and its Partner Agencies.

Before using the EthicsPoint reporting service, please consider whether you can direct concerns to someone at the BVFB.

Not Sure Who to Contact?

Visit the BVFB’s website (staff contact page) at: http://www.bvfb.org/staff.html

Next to each employee’s name, you will find a description of his or her responsibilities.

To Make a Report

If you do not feel comfortable reporting your concern based on the open door policy, you may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

Your report will be initially routed to EthicsPoint, an independent third-party partner. Calls to the hotline will be answered by an EthicsPoint representative, not by a CAFB employee. No retaliatory action will be taken against anyone for reporting or inquiring in good faith about unethical behavior or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breeches of conduct. All reports made will be carefully reviewed by the Food Bank.

After you complete your report, you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, you can use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.

EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service

Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.