Every month, we highlight someone who makes The SEED the do-it-together food movement that it is. This month we highlight Eleah, a student who has made a big impact on our work from far away in Victoria, BC!
As a Research & Program Assistant with Fresh Food Rx, Eleah was integral in creating structure and organization within FFRx last semester to ensure none of our participants fell through the cracks and could access the food they and their families need.
As a dietitian herself, Eleah understands the health benefits (and potential barriers) to eating more fruits and vegetables, and applied that knowledge when designing the program and working with participants.
Eleah is personable, easy-going, and a pleasure to work with. With her help, we secured additional government funding to help us plan our next steps in growing the FFRx program. Thanks, Eleah!
Quick Interview with Eleah…
- Name: Eleah Stringer
- Hometown: Victoria, BC
- Role at The SEED: Research & Program Assistant with the Fresh Food Rx program
- Favourite food: “My mom’s manicotti pasta.”
- Favourite part of her role: “I loved building and facilitating a web of social, food, and research connections. It was rewarding connecting with our participants. I enjoyed applying a research lens to the project to thoroughly evaluate its impact in hopes of developing a long-term sustainable program targeting food insecurity.”
- Why The SEED matters: “The SEED runs programs like the Fresh Food Rx program where they connect community members with food in an accessible manner- foods they have a right to, and unfortunately may not have otherwise.”
Do you know a SEED customer, participant, donor, funder, volunteer, or other supporter? They could be our next SEED Champion of the Month! Contact Maddie to inquire: firstname.lastname@example.org