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The Stop

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

Publisher: Vintage Canada
The #1 national bestseller and inspiring story of how one young man took the reins of a dilapidated inner-city food bank and opened up the good-food revolution to everyone.
     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 centre" with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers' markets, and a mission to revolutionize our food system.
     In telling the remarkable story of The Stop's transformation, Saul argues that we need a new politics of food, in which everyone has a dignified, healthy place at the table. The Stop is a fresh and timely story about overcoming obstacles, challenging sacred cows and creating lasting change.

PRAISE FOR

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER 2014 – Taste Canada Awards—English-language Culinary Narratives Category
FINALIST 2014 – Heritage Toronto Award
FINALIST 2014 – Toronto Book Awards
FINALIST 2014 – OLA Evergreen Award

"A superbly smart, engaging book."
—The Grid (Toronto)

"Never preachy, it's full of wisdom, empathy and smart, practical thinking.... Amid a glut of food manifestos and local-food edicts, this title stands out as an important contribution to the discussion around food and social justice. What's more, its publication comes at a critical time: Saul and his crew are taking the model on the road with plans to make it a national movement." Maclean's