The Stop

The Stop

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

Book - 2013
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"In 1998, when community worker Nick Saul became executive director of The Stop, it was like thousands of other food banks, offering canned handouts in a cramped, dreary, makeshift space. Today it is a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Center with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers' markets, and a mission to revolutionize our food system. Their message is spreading: Jamie Oliver told his 750,000 Twitter followers that he'd traveled all over the world and never seen anything like The Stop; Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved, told Alternet he was 'blown away' by this model of an NGO--whose mission is to work for healthy food, strong communities and political empowerment. In a voice that's 'never preachy' (Maclean's), Saul argues that we need a new politics of food in which everyone has a dignified, healthy place at the table."--From publisher description.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Pub., 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781612193496
1612193498
Branch Call Number: 363.85097 Sa86S 2013
363.85097 Sa86S 2013
Characteristics: xviii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Curtis, Andrea

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Avid_reader
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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