We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking an interest in the National Student Food Charter! (NSFC) Your contribution to this Charter sets a foundation to mobilize and unify the student food movement across Canada.
Your work is being recognized!! Read the message from Amanda Sheedy,Coordinator of Food Secure Canada and former coordinator of the People’s Food Policy Project’s Kitchen Table Talks and resulting policy recommendations in Resetting the Table.
It’s really exciting to watch all of you from a distance through the great work that is unfolding to develop a National Student Food Charter. This coordinated National student initiative is a real sign of how far the food movement has come – and you are all a part of pushing our movement one step further towards our goals of a truly just and sustainable food system.
Your work brings me back to my work as the coordinator of the People’s Food Policy Project (PFPP). I commend all of you for the visionary work you are doing – it’s not easy! The PFPP held kitchen table talks with over 3500 people across Canada about the food system they want, and summarized this in Resetting the Table – A People’s Food Policy for Canada.
The PFPP was successful because of the hundreds of volunteers that committed countless hours of labour, love and thought. Before we got to the end, we were full of doubt, questions and a sense of inadequacy. But we persevered, and together we created the first grassroots food sovereignty policy in the world – a united political platform that will act as our foundation for action for years to come. Your work on the National Student Food Charter will similarly unite and fuel your and future students’ work to advance campus food systems, and the larger food system.
As the next generation of food movers and shakers, you give me hope and inspiration. The future is bright for the food movement and for our food systems here in Canada and abroad thanks to your dedication, commitment and determination.
I look forward to working with you in the years ahead.
Food Secure Canada