The Stop

The Stop

How the Fight for Good Food Transformed A Community and Inspired A Movement

Paperback - 2013
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In 1998, when Nick Saul became executive director of The Stop, the little urban food bank was like thousands of other cramped, dreary, makeshift spaces, a last-hope refuge where desperate people could stave off hunger. It is now a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Centre with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers markets and a mission to revolutionise the food system. In telling the remarkable story of The Stop, Saul and Curtis argue that a new politics of food is needed, one in which everyone has a dignified, healthy place at the table.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Pub., c2013.
ISBN: 9781612193496
1612193498
Characteristics: xviii, 299 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Curtis, Andrea

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Aug 01, 2018

This book challenges our thinking about how we connect with others and the systems we have set up to support each other as a society. It proposes transformative change in how we view food and its importance to our existence.

racing14 Apr 09, 2017

I could not put this down. I was surprised to learn this organization exists right in our backyard.
Truly inspiring story about a group of people who have brought to light an important part of society and how there are better, more creative and engaging ways to assist.
A must read.

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vickder
Sep 29, 2014

An interesting case study about the evolution of a food bank's charity model to a non-profit business.Lots of good lessons for activists to consider in the creation of a food centre that engages members.

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