Julia Hunter, RD
Food Stash’s Executive Director as of March 2019. Her beginnings in food and nutrition started out east in Nova Scotia, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Acadia University and later completed her certification as a registered dietitian.
Having previous experience working in a provincial health program for elementary schools and community development for affordable housing in our city, Julia’s passion for community health intersects with food security programming. Seeing first hand those that struggle to make ends meet, and often times putting their food bill on the back burner, she is on a mission to make food accessible and affordable with no compromise to personal health or our environment. Julia describes her approach as collaborative and creative; together we can work to bridge the gaps that exist, advocate, and support those in our community.
Food Stash’s Administrative Coordinator. Vanessa joined the Food Stash team over a year ago as the Food Box Program Coordinator.
Her passion for all things food and health related has informed her career choice—advocating to increase food security in her community is only one of the many ways she wishes to translate her passion for healthy food habits.
Through her work with the foundation and her interactions with our dedicated volunteers, Vanessa hopes to bring more awareness to the connection between a healthy/sustainable food system and healthy community.
Food Stash’s new Food Box Program Coordinator. Rawan has been volunteering with Food Stash for over a year before finally joining the management team.
She is passionate about our mission of reducing food waste and being part of a closed loop system whilst also providing families with an alternative food accessibility program.
Whether within the scope of her work or in her personal life, Rawan continues to work on food related projects that bring into question the current food industry and our relationship with food—hopefully bringing more awareness through community outreach.
Food Stash’s Primary Driver. Katie just joined the team this May after a few months of volunteering with Food Stash last year.
She is passionate about environmental sustainability and ways to mitigate human impact on the planet. She has always wanted to find a job where she can help in some way to prevent unnecessary waste and to work with like minded people that share the same values as her.
She is very excited to work with Food Stash to learn more about tackling the environmental and social issues that occur here in Vancouver, and to continue to meet all the lovely people that dedicate their lives to helping others and the environment.