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.
This is an outstanding city.
Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,