Student Network Resources

Here you will find a wide array of guides and toolkits developed by Meal Exchange, and links to additional resources developed by our friends from across North America -- Check it all out!


General Resources

You’re involved because you want help create sustainable food systems and alleviate hunger . Before you start to act, take a moment to learn about Meal Exchange's programs!

Most great and innovative ideas to tackle flaws within the food system need a little capital to help get them going. This guide can help.


These position descriptions were created nationally by Meal Exchange as suggestions to help you define responsibilities within your chapter executive.

The Transition process is very important and will directly affect the level of success that your chapter will reach during the year. This checklist can help.

If you have more than one student interested in a position, you may consider conducting interviews. Here are some  helpful interview questions prepared by Meal Exchange.

This template will help you create your chapters constitution. A constitution is a central part of your group’s operation. It outlines your group’s mandate, membership rights, transparency, accountability and democratic principles.

The success of each chapter lies in their ability to utilize the resources that Meal Exchange provides, this includes connecting to the Meal Exchange Chapter network.

In order to be fiscally responsible your chapter needs to have a plan on how money will be spent.

You’re involved because you want help create sustainable food systems and alleviate hunger . Before you start to act, take a moment to learn about the issues so the work you do will have the maximum impact.

The process of goal setting will help bring your membership together and orient your future activities. This guide can help.


Campus Food Procurement Resources 

This toolkit provides you with the information and support to set up a first meeting with your food service provider, administration or chefs.

This toolkit, helps you understand how big food service providers and distributors work. It will provide you with ideas & processes for how you can work together.

The goal of this toolkit is to help you figure out what local and sustainable food is available in your region, what of it your university could be buying, and what’s missing to make this happen.

Student Food Insecurity Resources

This comprehensive guide outlines all the steps to designing a research project to study student food insecurity on your campus! 

There are many common myths about student vulnerability to food insecurity. Learn how to respond to these with this guide!

Want to raise awareness of student food insecurity on your campus? Check out some of our innovative advocacy event ideas.

An infographic detailing our student food insecurity research from the Hungry for Knowledge Report.

Learn how to collect data from campus food bank visitors to learn more about student food insecurity on your campus.


An infographic about the impact of student food insecurity from our Hungry for Knowledge Report.

Innovative Organizing Resources

This toolkit provide you with examples and inspiration for how you can bring the academic and operational sides of your campus together.

This toolkit provides direction for the development of a strong food system group on campus.It will help you realize who you can connect to create a diverse and knowledge working group.

This charter was created by post-secondary students from across Canada to guide their work.The values expressed within  help provide guidance and  a compass for the student food movement.