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VIDEO: Food Matters Manitoba tweaks organization at AGM

To better reflect the organization’s focus, Food Matters Manitoba has updated its bylaws and broadened its scope.

“We’ve made the shift to be more broad when we talk about accessibility to food …. just that focus on providing education about food isn’t enough,” said out-going chair, Angela Chotka at the organization’s recent annual general meeting in downtown Winnipeg.

The stated purpose of the organization is now “to work with people in Manitoba to increase opportunities for people to eat good food.”

Chotka said it was important to expand beyond the education mandate that the organization began with some years ago, because so much of the work being done was now tied to access to food.

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Shannon VanRaes is a journalist and photojournalist at the Manitoba Co-operator. She also writes a weekly urban affairs column for Metro Winnipeg, and has previously reported for the Winnipeg Sun, Outwords Magazine and the Portage Daily Graphic.

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