Do you want to challenge the growing crisis of student poverty at Canada’s colleges and universities?
Do you want to see campuses serve food that’s healthier for us and our planet, and supports agricultural communities at home and around the world?
Do you want to work with organizers from across the country to build the student movement for good food for all?
That’s what Meal Exchange is here to do. Join us at the National Student Food Summit June 17-19 in Waterloo, Ontario to share lessons, coordinate plans, and strengthen our voice. Together, let’s make 2016 our biggest, boldest year yet for changing food on Canada’s campuses.
A national registered charity founded in 1993, Meal Exchange works with students on over 40 universities and colleges in Canada and has run programs in over 100 communities across the country. For more than 20 years, we have been supporting students to develop innovative solutions to enhance food security and sustainability on their campuses and in their communities.
At Meal Exchange, we believe that post-secondary campuses are an ideal leverage point for tackling food security and sustainability in Canada, and that student leaders have the power to drive this change.
Learn more about Meal Exchange and our programs here.
Meal Exchange’s annual conference, the National Student Food Summit is Canada's largest leadership retreat for students passionate about working for ‘good food for all’ on campus.
The Summit brings together students and stakeholders from colleges and universities across the country (literally Newfoundland to Vancouver Island!) to prepare for working with Meal Exchange over the summer and upcoming school year. It features training on Meal Exchange programs and tools, discussions with faculty, foodservice, and civil society leaders in the food movement, and lots of space to connect and strategize with students from campuses across the country.
“The best part of working with Meal Exchange and attending the Summit has been the vast amount of resources I have been able to tap into, including the energies, passions and expertise of peers.“ -- Student from Trent University
“The Summit broadened my mind and gave insight to what others are doing on campuses. It allowed me to expand my network, all while enjoying the natural surroundings and having a fun time.“ -- Student from University of Windsor