The West End of Windsor has been privileged to have dedicated students and community organizers working on several components of the food system to create a more equitable food system for students. In order to further the organizational capacity and long-term stability of the several food security projects that have have been initiated over the past 5-10 years, an umbrella entity is being established, for the purposes of:
The following organizations support our initiatives and food-security related projects:
OPIRG (Ontario Public Interest and Research Group)
A volunteer-based group housed on campus that empowers and educates students and community members to work cooperatively for social change. It is a part of the international network of Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), including ten others in Ontario, and has a mandate for action, education, and research on environmental and social justice issues.
OPIRG physically houses the Good Food Hub services, and provides space for students working on related campaigns.
Good Food Organizations Network of Canada
We are proud to be a Good Food Organization working towards a healthy and fair food system in alliance with Community Food Centres Canada. We are joining a growing network of like-minded organizations across Canada who share a commitment to offering healthy and dignified food programs in their communities.
Food and Catering Dept - University of Windsor
Meal Exchange - Windsor Branch and National Office
A network that engages, educates and mobilizes youth to support sustainable food systems – where food is accessible, affordable, healthy and socially just.
Meal Exchange supports the coordination of student work relevant to the goals of decreasing student food insecurity by 20% and increasing sustainable purchasing to 20% by 2020.