- Collaboration: Our decisions are made with input from everyone. We encourage youth to work with stakeholder groups and work from within the system to change the system.
- Passion: We love what we do and do what we love. We seek to work with those who are passionate and to engage them in the work we do.
- Innovation: We thrive on using innovative ways to get youth involved in food issues, and localizing every approach. We use new technologies to execute our work nationally and are always adapting how we do things.
- Empowerment: Building youth leaders is at the heart of what we do. We provide unique volunteer opportunities and ensure the skills developed are transferable.
Engage: We help introduce youth to local food security issues, and connecting them to like-minded people across Canada.
Educate: We supports youth by facilitating peer-to-peer education through leadership development and empowers them to create innovative solutions.
Mobilize: Equipping passionate youth with the tools, connections and experiences to become the next generation of food leaders, is what Meal Exchange does best.