Brandon Food Council Membership Applications Are Open

Project: Food Policy

Are you a resident of Brandon who is passionate about food security? Are you looking for a new way to use your diverse skills and experience to help create a more sustainable food system?

The Brandon Food Council is currently seeking 12 members to help achieve its mission of a sustainable food system that promotes equity, health, and culture and ensures food security for all people in Brandon.

Positions to be filled include:

  • up to six (6) general members who are residents of Brandon, and
  • up to six (6) representatives from community groups or network connected to food security, food production, distribution, or retail, community health, youth services, or food systems research.

Members are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis, actively participate in the delivery and evaluation of Brandon Food Council activities, be punctual and prepared, communicate with respect, be accountable to one another and to the people of Brandon, and be willing to work together and have fun.

The Brandon Food Council meets every two months. Member terms are 2 years.

Apply today using this online application form, or by dropping off or mailing a paper application form to the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation Offices at City Hall (410-9th, Main Floor). Printed forms are available at the BNRC Offices.

The Brandon Food Council seeks equitable representation of underrepresented groups. We encourage applications from those who identify as Indigenous, youth (age 16-30), newcomers or refugees, elders or seniors, persons with disabilities, and those with lived experience of food insecurity.

Applications must be received by 4:30pm on November 30, 2018.

If you have questions about the Brandon Food Council or this application process, please contact Olivia Boyce at olivia@foodmattersmanitoba.ca or by phone 204-729-2496.

 

Brandon Food Council in the Media

Brandon Food Council Now Accepting Membership Applications

Report provides framework for proposed Brandon Food Council. Brandon Sun (February 6, 2018)

Survey a step toward creating Brandon food policy council. Brandon Sun (July 13, 2017)

Wheat City food survey wraps. Manitoba Cooperator (July 11, 2017)

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