OUR MISSION: The 3rd Avenue Marketplace works to enrich the lives of Kootenai County residents, through food assistance, nutrition education, and access to community services.


Vision Statement:

To be a determining force in the elimination of hunger and poverty in Kootenai County.

Values Statement:

Respect: We recognize the inherent worth and dignity of every person and treat all with equity and compassion.

Accountability: We honor the public’s trust by maintaining the highest standards of ethics and stewardship.

Integrity: We act with honesty, trust, and transparency, and deliver on our commitments.

Innovation: We strive to continuously improve our service to our clients and communities.

Collaboration: We collaborate to build strong relationships and partnerships with a diversity of people and organizations who share our vision of a healthy, hunger-free community.

Teamwork: We foster cooperation and a sense of empowerment amongst our staff, volunteers, and community partners.

Passion: We encourage and support the best in ourselves and those we serve and provide opportunities for everyone to participate in fulfilling our mission.

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