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The Stop Community Food Centre

This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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The Stop Community Food Centre

Beginning its operations as one of Canada’s ­first food banks, The Stop has evolved over the years to provide not only drop-in meals, a food bank, and community kitchens and gardens, but also perinatal and family support, and effective civic engagement programs for marginalized and socially isolated people in the Davenport West and Christie/St. Clair areas. The Stop’s innovative social inclusion model has program participants and non-participant volunteers working side-by-side to grow food, cook meals and build community. After a recent evaluation, The Stop is improving their volunteers’ experience by more deeply embedding anti-oppression/anti-racism into their programs.