Meal Exchange empowers youth to take an active role in improving their local food system.
A national registered charity since 1996, we provide youth volunteers with the knowledge, resources, and support to work with communities to increase food security and access to healthy, sustainable food.
Whether through a national food drive, food security workshops, community kitchens and gardens, or by organizing campus stakeholders to help bring more local food to campus, our programs provide youth with volunteer opportunities to improve their food systems.
A country where everyone has access to affordable, healthy, sustainable and socially just food.
To engage, educate, and mobilize youth to work with their communities to develop just and sustainable food systems.
Engage: Meal Exchange’s core programming introduces youth to local food security issues, connecting them to networks of like-minded people in their communities and across Canada.
Educate: Meal Exchange supports youth by facilitating peer-to-peer education through leadership development and empowers them to create innovative solutions for food security issues with their communities.
Mobilize: Meal Exchange equips passionate youth with the tools, connections and experiences to become the next generation/a new generation of food leaders.
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