Submitted by Darcy Higgins on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 02:54
Tracy Phillippi (2013)
Food Forward had the pleasure of honouring Tracy Phillippi, Founder and past Chair of the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council, at her last meeting with the Council last night. Tracy becomes Food Forward's first Honourary Lifetime Member, for her work in animating Toronto's good food scene, advocating for good food policy and bringing together the next generation of food actionists in Toronto, while being a model for other cities around the world.
Through the application of her graduate research, Tracy worked to form the TYFPC, providing a youth voice for food policy within Toronto City government. The TYFPC is now a thriving and dynamic organization that has played a key role in influencing policy, providing opportunities for young people, and developing the role of youth in the future of the food sector. Food Forward has had the opportunity to create several partnerships with the TYFPC as of late, including our joint Foodie Drinks - Student Edition.
Michelle German-MacIntosh (2014)
Michelle was honoured as a Food Forward Honourary Lifetime Member, for her years of dedication and commitment to good food advocacy. A long-time food advocate at City Hall, German-MacIntosh has served in the past as a board member at Food Forward and is outgoing chair of the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council. Her energy and critical thinking has taken the food movement far and we are pleased to offer our thanks and congratulations.
Sang Kim (2015)
Real life stories are the ingredients that make Sang’s recipe for change so successful. One of Food Forward’s very few Honourary Lifetime Members, Sang is passionate about kids and food, and he is always ready to help the next generation learn and grow (and cook!). His work is dedicated to local and global communities, ranging from kid-focused Sushi Making For the Soul to teenage-mother focused One Pot Many Stories. Sang has always supported Food Forward, providing guidance for our advocacy and support for our events, and is always there to speak and encourage.
Sunday Harrison (2015)
For many years, Sunday's has advanced the growing food and justice initiative in Toronto, raising key issues of equity, race and diversity before others would. From starting Green Thumbs Growing Kids in 1999 to using gardening to transform schools to introducing a program for youth to develop life skills and sell food, Sunday has been an active, dedicated and encouraging presence in Toronto - and will continue to be so for years to come.