Meet The Team
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Llewellyn is one of the co-founders of Food Not Bought and will be continuing in her role of Executive Director with the organization. Llewellyn started FNB, alongside her partner Julia, while attending York University together. During her studies she realized the severity of food insecurity in Canada. FNB began with the hopes of helping individuals affected by food insecurity within our local communities. The global pandemic only reinforced the urgency of this problem which ultimately led to the organizations success. Llewellyn has now begun law school at Queen’s University in hopes to use her legal studies to further aid her in her work with FNB.
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Julia is one of the co-founders of Food Not Bought and will be continuing her role of Executive Director with the organization. Julia first thought of creating Food Not Bought back in 2019 and was able to bring it to fruition with the dedication of co-founder, Llewellyn Boggs. Julia thoroughly studied the injustice of food insecurity throughout her bachelors degree and wanted to use her studies as a way to help those struggling within her community. Julia is now a J.D candidate and is excited to use her legal education to further her knowledge on the subject and inspire change in the legal world.
Giuliana is fulfilling the role of community organizer for Food Not Bought. She graduated with honours from Political Science, Criminology & Sociolegal studies at the University of Toronto. She discovered her passion for alleviating food insecurity while learning about environmental racism and class issues— since access to quality nutrition operates within greater systems of political oppression it is an issue deserving of utmost attention. In addition to this, she is deeply passionate about a diverse array ecological issues such ensuring equitable access to nutritious food while reducing food waste, which supports a more sustainable model of consumption. She is enthusiastic to aid Food Not Bought in future missions while incorporating an intersectional perspective to combatting food insecurity.
Social Media Manager
Macenzie is one of the newly appointed members of our Food Not Bought team and will be taking on the role as our social media manager. She hopes her studies in marketing at Schulich School of Business will allow her to effectively emphasize the united voice of FNB. Macenzie joined the FNB team to highlight the importance of supporting one another, as thousands of small acts of goodness can be larger than we imagine.
Lauren Boggs is one of the newly appointed project managers. Lauren is starting her first year at York University. Lauren joined FNB because she wanted to work with an organization that not only makes a meaningful impact in our communities, but has a lasting impact. She hopes to use her future law degree to help people locally and abroad.
Piper Hook is a new member of the Food Not Bought team and excited for her role as a content creator. Piper is studying Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. Piper loves photography, photo editing, and writing and is excited to create for FNB. She has always had a passion for helping people as well as creating content and loves the idea of putting them together for the better of the community.
Selina has recently joined the Food Not Bought team as a Project Manager for the upcoming 2021-2022 year. Her deep rooted passion for volunteering was fostered during her high school years as she worked alongside APTUS Treatment Center to create alternative day programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Now attending Western University, Selina participates in a variety of outreach programs such as Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls club. She is very excited to continue harbouring her love of service with the FNB team through upcoming drives and events!
Victoria is one of the Project Managers of Food Not Bought and began her role in the summer of 2021. Her passion for charity work began in high-school as she took part in and led weekly Sandwich Patrols where she and her peers brought sandwiches to the homeless people of downtown Toronto. Attending the Schulich School of Business, she further developed her passion for charity as a member of the Schulich Charity Association and Director of the Schulich Charity Fashion Week. She hopes to expand her social outreach even further through all the charitable events and drives that FNB has to offer.
Ally is one of the Project Managers of Food Not Bought and has started her role in summer 2022. In high school, she participated in and helped lead "Sandwich Patrols" as well as other outreach programs. These experiences inspired her passion for volunteering and outreach, leading me to join Food Not Bought after learning about all the great work they do! Currently, Ally is entering her final year at Western University, where, for the past three years, she has continued to work with charitable clubs and organizations!
Sofia is one of the Project Managers at Food Not Bought and began her role in summer 2022. Sofia has joined FNB to help make a positive impact on the community. She is in her fifth year of Mechanical Engineering at York University and plans to get both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work.