The Real Food Challenge Canada
Launching at 3 B.C. Institutions and McGill University in January 2016 and launching nationally in August 2016
Campuses in Canada have the appetite to commit to better food systems.Here at MX, we’re seeing that both the need and the momentum to build better food systems is growing.
To respond to this, Meal Exchange is teaming up with Real Food Challenge, a U.S. based organization that holds institutions accountable to shifting $1 billion of food budgets away from industrial farms and junk food and towards local/community-based, fair, ecologically sound and humane food sources—what RFC calls “real food”—by 2020.
Together, Meal Exchange and Real Food Challenge U.S. use applied research, student engagement, and campus-community partnerships as ways to bring together all the different actors who need to be involved in changing how food is purchased, prepared, eaten, studied, and thought about. Our work is based on building relationships between uncommon allies, bridging organizational cultures and politics, and finding breakthrough solutions to some of our food systems’ toughest challenges. We’re looking for students who are strong leaders and are excited about the opportunity of joining an international network to transform food purchasing on their campuses.