The Stop

The Stop

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

Paperback - 2013
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" FAMOUS CHEFS AND ACTIVISTS ARE ADAMANT SUPPORTERS- British super-chef Jamie Oliver wrote on Twitter that he'd travelled all over the world and never seen anything like The Stop; New York Times columnist Mark Bittman says The Stop is ""pointing the way to the future of good food,"" and Raj Patel said he was ""blown away"" The Stop's model of an NGO. B> TIMELY ISSUE- 1 in 6 Americans do not know where their next meal is coming from, including 16.7 million children under 18. People who are food insecure are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, and many struggle with obesity. B> PROACTIVE APPROACH- THE STOP is not about villainizing food banks, it's a way to channel the compassion and care of the food bank response into a progressive project. """The Stop is an inspiring true story about how a low-income neighbourhood used good food to take charge of its community--it's a great lesson for all of us.""-- Jamie Oliver "
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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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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