About the Author
For 30 years, The Stop Community Food Centre, an innovative nonprofit in the heart of one of Toronto’s poorest and most underserviced neighbourhoods, has been working to ensure that low-income people have a place at the table. With programs ranging from shared gardens to a drop-in cafÉ, from a health initiative for low-income pregnant women to a food bank, from peer advocacy to cooking classes, The Stop uses food as a powerful tool to build hope, health, skills and community.
Starting in the mid-1970s as a food bank in a downtown church, The Stop has grown into an internationally respected organization with a powerful mission: to promote healthy food and universal access to it. The Green Barn, The Stop’s new satellite site focusing on urban farming and food education, takes this mission to the next level.