The Stop : how the fight for good food transformed a community and inspired a movement / Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis.
|Call number:||363.85 SAU|
|Publisher:||Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Pub., c2013.|
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.|
|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.) :
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