Every month, we highlight someone who makes The SEED the do-it-together food movement that it is. This month we are talking about Chris Merchant.
Chris is a passionate, thoughtful and articulate Guelph CHC board member who also chairs the Finance Committee. Chris brings enthusiasm, great questions, and exciting ideas to the table. The SEED is one CHC team that really benefits from his expertise.
Chris is especially a champion of Groceries From The SEED, and has helped us make many necessary improvements to our model and pricing in the past year. Besides his volunteer role, he is proud to call himself a regular Groceries shopper. He is committed to the sustainability of The SEED’s success.
We really appreciate his financial bench strength. Thanks Chris!
Quick Interview with Chris…
- Name: Chris Merchant
- Hometown: Espanola, Ontario
- Role at The SEED: Guelph CHC Board Member, and Chair of our Finance Committee
- Favourite food: “Pizza!”
- Favourite part of being a volunteer Board Member: “Being able to share the wonderful work that the management and it’s fantastic volunteers- that are the heart & soul of the SEED- are doing for their community.”
- Why The SEED matters: “The SEED is an innovative new approach to addressing food insecurity in a community where unfortunately 1 in 8 people can’t afford healthy food. The SEED is rethinking the status quo and working with partners within the community to build a new sustainable model where there are no barriers to healthy food.”
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: [email protected]