2019 National Student Food Summit

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Meal Exchange hosted the 16th annual National Student Food Summit (NSFS) in Hamilton, Ontario from August 15-18th. NSFS draws post-secondary students from across the country to connect, celebrate the achievements of the student food movement, and plan for the year ahead. 

NSFS 2019 brought 60 student delegates from 30+ campuses for 4 days of exciting programming. The event featured learning from experts about creating a just, healthy and sustainable food system, anti-oppression training, and opportunities for skill development and networking. Some highlights included keynote addresses from Paul Taylor (of FoodShare Toronto) and Cheyenne Sundance (of Sundance Harvest), who encouraged students to think critically about the food system, and inspired them with their successes and insights related to leadership in community building and resistance-based organic farming, respectively. The community kitchen evening was another highlight, where students prepared and shared a meal, celebrating food that can benefit both people and planet. Lastly, the student showcase was an opportunity for student leaders to share successes and discuss the inspiring work of the student food movement across Canada. 

Thank you to all the students, speakers, campus partners, and sponsors that made the event possible!

We wish to acknowledge the land where the 2019 National Student Food Summit took place, which is the traditional territory shared by the Haudenosaunee confederacy and the Anishinabe nations, acknowledged in the Dish with One Spoon wampum belt.

Please direct any questions relating to NSFS details to summit@mealexchange.com