Lina Chaker is the Meal Exchange University of Windsor Chapter Coordinator. Lina has been involved with Meal Exchange as a volunteer for three years. Her passion and interest in being an food activist drove her to get more involved in Meal Exchange.
This summer, Lina has been busy advocating for real food and gathering creative ideas to get more volunteers involved. Lina has seen a massive difference in her University and community. Through connections to Meal Exchange, the Chapter volunteers worked with the chefs to use produce grown in their community gardens on campus and hosted cooking demos that can help educate students on eating healthy and about using real ingredients in every meal.
Currently, Lina and her supporters are working to create a Food Hub on campus. The goal is to educate students about healthy eating and provide them with a space where they can take fresh food for themselves. This way, students will be able to learn about growing healthy natural foods and depend on their own skills to be healthy. In Lina's eyes, Meal Exchange provides support to create just and sustainable food systems while supporting students to have an entrepeneurial spirit. Going forward, Lina wants to focus on the different initiatives Meal Exchange offers.