About Us

Established in 1997 and registered as a charity in 2000, Nanaimo Foodshare Society works to increase resilience in Nanaimo’s local food system.  We increase food security  by empowering our community with better access, resources, skills, and knowledge.  We work on ancestral Coast Salish lands on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw people,  We cultivate an inclusive and welcoming environment and work in collaboration with local government, other community groups, First Nations, and families.

Specifically, we:

  • Work with community partners to address hunger in the community
  • Build food skills
  • Bring the community together to share resources
  • Build community capacity to provide healthy foods to everyone.
  • Through our programs, we support local sustainable food, help build food policy and develop coordinated community strategies to improve food security.

We are a registered charitable organization: 887234524 RR 0001

Our Vision

Our region has sustainable access to nourishing food and food knowledge.

Our Mission

 We empower community members with skills, tools, and access to local and nourishing food.


2022 -23 Annual Report

  • Local Access

    Focus on food sovereignty in our region

  • Empowerment

    Hand-ups not hand-outs

  • Resilience

    Supporting sustainable access to food

  • Inclusivity

    Ensuring accessible and equitable access to food and food knowledge

  • Collaboration

    Working together to fill gaps and serve our region

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Meet Our Team

Paula Masyk

Executive Director

Lisa Guizzo

Finance Manager

Chrys LoScerbo

Program Manager

Jennie Wharton

Education Coordinator

Calven Chow

Kitchen Manager

Angie Bisset

Cultivating Abilities Inclusion Coordinator

Andrea Huhn

Good Food Box Coordinator

Raquel Wicks

GET Coordinator & Education Facilitator

Jessica White

Homegrown Coordinator

Alia McIntyre

Education Facilitator

Mary Polk

Education Facilitator

Arash Kaur

Homegrown Co-Coordinator

Beth Kennedy

Education Facilitator

Lola Mamedu

CA Supervising Coordinator

Jordan Matt

Good Food Box Assistant

Salek Shahriyar

Media Coordinator

Tahlia Bobardt

Education Facilitator

Board of Directors

Jenny Rutherford


Cemi Vur

Director at Large

Stu Setch

Vice Chairman

Casey Mitchell

Director at Large

Blake McGuffie


Tamara MacNeil


Jane Barron


Sheena Eaton


Interested in joining the board? Email info@nanaimofoodshare.ca for more info