FOOD has power.
Food can support the local economy and promote health and dignity - or, can further the gap between the rich and poor. Food can nourish our environment, or deplete it. We believe that food can be good - healthy, just, sustainable, equitable, DELICIOUS - and accessible to everyone.
CAMPUSES leverage change.
Canadian campuses spend over $300 million on food every year - enough to greatly impact our communities. Campus food purchases contribute to inequality and pollution in our food system, but could instead support businesses that are shifting the industry towards justice and sustainability. As institutes of learning and research, campuses have the potential to inspire change.
STUDENTS are driving this movement.
Students ask critical questions about how and why things are done, and are imagining new ways of using food as a tool for innovation. Students hold an important role in the supply chain and aren’t afraid to use their power as advocates and consumers. They are engaging their peers and building a coordinated demand for change
Eat, Think, Vote: Students Edition
Eat, Think, Vote (ETV) is a campaign that gathers community members across Canada to connect with federal candidates about their food platforms ahead of the upcoming election, organized by Food Secure Canada.
Meal Exchange is excited to be supporting post-secondary students across the country to run ETV events on their campuses. ETV: Students Edition will raise the profile of food issues that are important to students, with a particular focus on the issue of student food insecurity.