Originally from Germany, Carolin travelled the world and lived in 5 different countries before she turned 30. In her opinion our consumer behaviour is wrong in so many ways which leads to poverty, hunger and environmental damage. With Foodsharing Ottawa she is fighting for more sustainable thinking and a preservable ecosystems for all living beings. She is a strong believer that one single person has the power to make a difference. She now lives in Ottawa with her husband and her 2 dogs.
Santiago Campuzano is a Master of science student at the University of Ottawa, and New Harvest research fellow. Santiago is interested in developing cultured meat: a more ethical and sustainable alternative to conventional meat production. In his mind, Food-waste is a major dilemma : how could there be so many food insecure households, and at the same time, so much food-waste. That being said, Santiago aimed some of his school projects towards this issue, leading him to food recovery organizations such as Foodstash and now in Ottawa, Foodsharing Ottawa.
Laurie grew up in the country where her grandparents had a huge garden. She loved to help out and her grandma taught her a more sustainable lifestyle by always using everything and reducing the food waste to a minimum. She taught her to debone a chicken so she could make stock with the bones and sandwiches with the meat . Besides Foodsharing Laurie runs 2 freecycle and 2 coupon groups in Ottawa. She loves to be involved in different projects and she is very excited to volunteer with Foodsharing.
Mailyne Briggs aka Mai, is an artist and entrepreneur born in the Philippines and raised in Ottawa. In 2007,she started Dream Love Grow as a passion project, and has been self-employed for 4 years. In 2015, she began a lifelong journey to live zero waste and document her process through her blog A Dream Lived Greener.
Jim is a software development manager who is passionate about developing highly motivated teams. Jim would like to take positive steps towards developing a more sustainable society and is excited to be a part of Foodsharing Ottawa. Fighting food waste is a great way we can all contribute towards improving our world.
MadeleineSocial Media Coordinator
Madeleine is from multicultural Toronto, Ontario. She loves growing her own fruits and veggies from home and supporting Canadian local shops. By striving to reduce her food and garbage waste, she has grown more aware of the impact we can have on the world around us.
Brandie & ElmirFoodsaver
Brandie is a mom of 2 trying to instil sensitivity and awareness to her children. Brandie feels that much of our excess food waste is due to this generation not having the same opportunities to connect with where food comes from (ie. farms, fields..). On our first Pick-up, the driver of the truck thanked us sincerely for doing what we do to save food. He said "it breaks my heart when I have to throw it in the garbage".
Brittany has always been passionate about food waste and now makes it a family passion with her husband and son. She loves to dumpster dive and give all that found rescued food a second chance. Foodsharing Ottawa is something she loves to be apart of and looks forward to the exciting opportunities for the future.
RenéeSocial Media Coordinator
Renée is an Ottawa local, born and raised, who is working towards a minimalistic and zero waste lifestyle. Ever since going out and travelling the world she realized the importance of volunteering and the worldwide waste problem which is what brought her to FoodSharing Ottawa.
Daphne Wahnon is a research and development scientist that has worked in the renewable fuels sector. In searching for ways to make a personal difference in the areas of food security and sustainable communities she found her way to Foodsharing Ottawa. She is excited to contribute to Foodsharing's objectives of empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to take action and fight against food waste and to work together to make Ottawa a leader in this movement.
Rob is passionate about reducing waste and reusing or repurposing used items. He is a hobbyist woodworker that incorporates his passion. He often finds used items, upcicles them, and donates them to members in the community and various charities. Rob has brought this passion to foodsharing to help reduce more waste in the community.
Dariya was that kid who had no fear to lick their plate clean in public and later became an adult that dumpster dives! Forever curious about all things food related- with a particular passion towards food waste. Find her rescuing food, teaching yoga, advocating a zero waste life, on her bike or somewhere in the woods!
Jodi mainly a stay-at-home mom to 2 homeschooled kids. They love to help out with Foodshare pickups! She also makes soap and is learning about permaculture and how to live more sustainably. You can purchase her soap here.
Growing up in Ukraine, and having lived and travelled in some of the wealthiest and poorest countries in the world during adulthood, Olga has always been critical of over-consumption. The multifaceted problem of food waste was topical to her graduate studies in international development, since it entails economic, social and environmental consequences that are both local and global in scope. An advocate for doing more with less, Olga is an awesome cook, her skills honed in many kitchens around the globe.