About Us

Established in 1997 and registered as a charity in 2000, Nanaimo Foodshare Society connects the community with resources, skills, and knowledge to create change that increases healthy food for everyone.

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.


2021 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

Manager of Finance & Admin

Chrys LoScerbo

Program Manager

Jenny Short

Office Manager

Tanya Kendrew

Kitchen Coordinator

Jennie Wharton

Education Coordinator

Andrea Huhn

Good Food Box Coordinator

Emily Graham

Good Food Box Assistant

M-A Murphy

Homegrown Coordinator

April Fox

Education Facilitator

Chantal Bush

Education Facilitator

Angie Bisset

Cultivating Abilities Coordinator

Naomi LaJeunesse

Education Facilitator

Jessica White

Homegrown Coordinator

Ashley Clarke

Cultivating Abilities Coordinator

Raquel Wicks

Education Facilitator

Alia McIntyre

Education Facilitator

Tara Martin

Education Facilitator

Board of Directors

Casey Mitchell


Cemi Vur

Director at Large

Jason Moltner


Stu Setch

Director at Large

Blake McGuffie


Jenny Rutherford

Director at Large

Jane Barron


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