The Round Table Co-op - Food Hub Feasibility Study and Food System Assessment
The Round Table Co-operative/La Table Ronde Ltd. is a bilingual community economic development (CED) project management and consulting agency based in Miramichi, New Brunswick. A social purpose organization (SPO), it works specifically to engage diverse groups of people and deliver high levels of social, environmental, and cultural impact.
The Round Table Co-operative is seeking to create New Brunswick’s first official food hub. To support this initiative, the Dillon team was asked to conduct community engagement sessions and develop an interactive mapping tool (ArcGIS web map and a Story Map) to better understand community food assets. This will serve as a critical first step in understanding and informing the broader feasibility of a food hub in the province of New Brunswick.
This project was completed on March 1, 2022.
"When we became aware of Dillon's Million Meals Campaign, it was the desire to make a strategic impact on the roots of food insecurity in Canadian communities that aligned with our goals and caught our real interest. We were impressed with their expertise and professionalism, to be sure, but it was authenticity of the team's enthusiasm and excitement and for our project that will remain with us, along with the encouragement to continue and build on what we started.
It is nothing short of an honour to have been selected as a charter Cornerstone Project with the Dillon Million Meals Campaign. The end product, a cutting edge virtual community food asset/story map is a a dream; to contribute in any real way to a global Zero Hunger initiative of this nature is inspiring. To to collaborate with a knowledgeable, enthusiastic team of humane problem-solvers such as this is the real gift. We look only forward to building our projects and relationship with Dillon as we move forward." - Terri, Cheryl and Stéphanie, Founding Members, The Round Table Ronde Co-op
"It is very evident from this collaboration that The Round Table Cooperative (alongside Roots to Table) is leading the way in supporting food sovereignty in the Miramichi region. The passion of Terri and her team for food security in the region is second to none. It was a pleasure working with The Round Table and rewarding to develop online tools to support food security efforts and future initiatives for the region - including a food hub. As a resident of the Miramichi area, I am grateful to the Million Meals Campaign as it has provided me with the opportunity to contribute to food security efforts in my own backyard!"
- Emily Davis, Dillon Project Manager for this Cornerstone project.
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