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Meet our Spring 2019 Ambassadors

Clémence Thabet

Dolly Cepeda Montufar

Hamze Elmi

Lauren Harris

Naeem Ahmed

Nivethine Mahendran

Tabitha Hartropp







Food4Thought is a series of events throughout the month of May aimed at bringing attention to the topic of food accessibility in local communities.

The ambassadors will be hosting 2 community meal pop-ups in partnership with the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) in Vanier. These meals serve as an opportunity to redistribute surplus foods from groceries stores for free in an effort to reduce food waste and increase access to healthy and culturally relevant foods. The pop-ups are also a chance for ambassadors to personally connect with folks in attendance, strengthening their relationship to the community in which they are hosting all of their events. 

On Sunday, May 26, the project will end with the Food4Thought Festival, also taking place at the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC). This festival aims to promote knowledge-sharing while also fostering lasting connections between community members and local organizations focused on making food more accessible in Ottawa.The hope is to attract folks from across the city with diverse backgrounds, ages, and experiences to engage in meaningful conversation around food accessibility and food sustainability practices. This all-day event will combine gardening workshops, cooking demos, kid-friendly games, volunteer opportunities, and lots of free food! 

Follow their journey @aisbrise_ott and @AisBRiseOttawa.

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