Food Security: Create and support equitable food systems.

Opportunity Statement

Identify, invest in, and support approaches that improve food security in neighborhoods and communities by improving access to healthy and affordable foods. To create equitable and sustainable food systems, this includes supporting community-led food initiatives that are linked to local food production, distribution, and labor practices.

Food Equity And Security Team

    • In 2023, MHM launched a Food Equity and Security Team (FEAST) comprised of a cross-functional group of team members aimed at researching and proposing action plans for MHM to enact in order to improve food security across its service area.

    • The FEAST task force developed a charter guiding that focused their work around the following belief and guiding principles:
        • As an organization, MHM believes that food insecurity runs contrary to the value and sanctity of life as created by God and does not represent equitable stewardship of natural resources. Therefore, we are committed to the following:
            • FEAST Guiding Principles:
                • Commit to learning and working together and sharing resources.

                • Commit to challenge our own thinking.

                • Commit to connectint with other departments, organizations, and individuals outside of our taskforce to complete our work.

                • Commit to pushing ourselves to think creatively and innovatively beyond what we are currently doing.

The FEAST task force presented its finding and recommendations to organizational leadership in Q4 2023 and action plans in specific areas have begun in 2024.

We’ll share more information about our Food Security work so please stay tuned.

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Jaime Wesoloski

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jaime Wesolowski is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Methodist Healthcare Ministries. A healthcare executive with three decades of leadership experience, Jaime is responsible for the overall governance and direction of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. Jaime earned his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Xavier University, and his Bachelor’s of Science from Indiana University in Healthcare Administration. As a cancer survivor, Jaime is a staunch supporter of the American Cancer Society. He serves as Chair of the American Cancer Society’s South Texas Area board of directors and he was appointed as Chair to the recently created South Region Advisory Cabinet, covering eight states from Arizona through Alabama. Jaime believes his personal experience as a cancer survivor has given him more defined insight and compassion to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.