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MealCare Guelph is finalist for David Suzuki Foundation's Future Ground Prize

June 22 winners of the David Suzuki Foundation's Future Ground Prize will be announced
David Sahai and Kiana Gibson founded the MealCare Guelph chapter in 2018. Submitted photo.

MealCare Guelph is one of 15 finalists for the David Suzuki Foundation's youth edition of the Future Ground Prize.

The youth-led projects in Ontario and British Colombia work to build an environmentally friendly future. 

MealCare has a Guelph chapter and they aim to have people access healthy food through donations. It is student led out of the University of Guelph. There is a community fridge at the University Centre so students can access food for free.

Since January 2022 MealCare Guelph has donated over 725 kilograms of food.

To learn more about MealCare Guelph read about in GuelphToday.

"Let's face it, these days, there are plenty of reasons to feel discouraged. But if you want reasons to be hopeful, just look at all the amazing initiatives happening in communities across the country, so much of which are being driven by young people," said Megan Hooft, David Suzuki Foundation director of mobilization and engagement, in a press release.

"These incredible young environmental and social justice leaders are making real, meaningful change in their communities. We are honoured to help tell their stories and support their vital efforts to build a better world."

For the winner of the grand prize they will receive $5,000 and a virtual meeting with David Suzuki.

Voting starts May 16 to June 13 and voters can be from Ontario and B.C. Winners of the grand prize will be decided on June 14 by Canadian environmental leaders and youth activists. 

On June 22 winners will be announced through a virtual event and their projects with be presented to David Suzuki.


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