One million Canadians rely on food support programs each month. But, 8 million Canadians dine out every DAY. Mealshare sees this as an opportunity to turn these individuals dining out, into helping out.
I started with Mealshare as an intern last summer (2014), and knew this was something I wanted to be a part of. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to stay on after my internship was over as the Calgary Community Leader and the rest is history. 🙂
The thing that stands out to me the most since I have been working with the team is how big an issue food security and malnourishment really is- even in our own community. It’s too easy to get caught up in stereotypical thinking around homeless people, and to just keep walking. But you can’t simply judge someone without ever meeting them. There are many reasons why people are in the position they are, and many of these factors are out of individuals control.
One of my favorite things about Calgary is the sheer amount of options we have in the food industry,
the locally sourced ingredients and the attention to detail the chefs put into making their dishes. It definitely allows people to dine out and still lead a healthy life.
I love writing health-related articles that are useful & informative, plus doing interviews with those in the industry who have a great message, product, or service to share.