jade guthrieCommunity Food Programs Coordinator
jade believes in the power of food as a meeting point – as a tool that creates space for people to come together. At FoodShare, jade's role as community kitchen facilitator gives her freedom to explore that space in relationship with communities across the city – cooking, preserving, eating, and learning together. jade develops and facilitates workshops with a few things in mind – opening up leadership opportunities, exchanging knowledge (food skills, recipes, nutrition tips), and creating connections (sharing stories, food, and laughter). Her background in social work (MSW) brings an anti-oppressive, critical lens to the work she does around food, with a focus on engaging with food justice and sovereignty movements in meaningful ways. She is particularly passionate about mobilizing the stories we tell (both ourselves and others) as a means of creating connections and building community.