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The Stop : how the fight for good food transformed a community and inspired a movement / Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis.

Authors: Saul, Nick.
Call number: 363.85 SAU
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Pub., c2013.
Publication date: c2013.
Subject: Food banks -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Community gardens -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Food security -- Ontario -- Toronto.
Title: The Stop : how the fight for good food transformed a community and inspired a movement / Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xviii, 299 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents note: No one wants a handout -- Gardens won't save the planet, but they'll make it a whole lot nicer place to live -- All good parties end up in the kitchen -- Poverty is ruthless -- Change happens because people fight for it -- Build a big tent -- Eat the math -- The power of food -- The revolution must be funded -- Food is a public good.
Summary note: "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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 276-284) and index.
Added author: Curtis, Andrea.
ISBN: 9781612193496 (pbk.) :
1612193498 (pbk.) :
LCCN: 2013026867
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1483660
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