There’s nothing that Jess loves more than bringing people together to eat and build community. Jess brings her extensive not-for-profit management skills to the table, including a love of budgets, grant-writing and leading people to do good things.
Program Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
Meet Sherri, whose many travels have not only exposed her to a multitude of flavours but also to how food brings communities together. She keeps busy at the Food Centre coordinating volunteers and running the Kids’ Cooking Club where she shares her love of food.
Community Relations Manager
Andrew, who has a background in marketing and communications, is a lover of good food and the power it has to bring people of all stripes together. At the Food Centre, he keeps busy communicating the great things going on (and raising the funds to help make it happen).
Food Skills Coordinator
Michaela tried a lot of things before she realized it had been food along. When she started volunteering at the Nelson Community Food Center she realized her true calling; connecting over good food and making it accessible to all. At the Food Center Michaela instructs cooking classes, demonstrates simple and healthy recipes during the Good Food Bank and coordinates the monthly community dinners.
Food Bank Coordinator
Beginning at NCFC as a volunteer, Amy’s passion for things like poverty reduction, food security and community led her to this position. She is excited about helping people connect through offering a welcoming space and access to good food.
Emil’s lifelong passion for growing things, along with his DIY approach, means he feels very much at home in the Nelson Community Food Centre Garden. His mastery of composting, gardening and working well with others comes from helping out in a double-lot family/urban garden from a young age.