National Student Food Summit
September 19 - October 3
While Meal Exchange’s annual National Student Food Summit can’t take place in person this year, we’re excited to bring students together virtually for our Students for Food Justice Training series taking place from September 19th until October 3rd. Much like the in person Summit, this is a space for students who are interested in food to come together & build community, learn from inspiring speakers, and attend skill-building workshops.
About this year’s theme: Students for Food Justice
Food justice needs to be a priority in our work to create food systems that are sustainable, just, and accessible. Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities face systemic barriers to access and control within food systems, from production to consumption. In the post-secondary context, food insecurity disproportionately impacts students with children, Indigenous, racialized, and international students, further increasing the barriers to accessing education.
In addition, students have little opportunity to inform and change their campus food system to prioritize their wellbeing and uphold their sustainability and social justice values. The Students for Food Justice training series is all about nourishing the future of campus food by using a justice lens to deepen our collective knowledge of the food system, and creating space for students to build skills to create change to increase their power within campus food systems.