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Paul ManlyMP, Nanaimo-Ladysmith
"So much of the food we eat here on Vancouver Island is brought in from elsewhere, posing challenges around environmental sustainability and food security. Through its important work on urban farming, restorative agriculture projects and employment skills training, Nanaimo Foodshare Society is helping build a healthy, sustainable and local food system while providing an inclusive work environment for individuals from vulnerable populations. It’s a great community organization that benefits us all.”
Sheila MalcolmsonMLA, Nanaimo
"Through its community and school programs, [Nanaimo Foodshare Society] is teaching people about buying food in season, shopping locally, cooking from scratch, food management, how to compost, how to cut the amount of food wasted."
Tyler BrownCouncillor, City of Nanaimo
"I am continually impressed with Nanaimo Foodshare and how they provide community leadership in so many ways. From their advocacy around food security issues and work on urban farms, to their programs supporting employment for those with disabilities, to their efforts to reduce their own organization's environmental impact, they dig deep to address societal concerns in meaningful ways."